Example sentences for: allusions

How can you use “allusions” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Reviewers say the show is long on pop-culture allusions and short on psychological acumen.

  • The saying Traduttore traditore expresses the idea that no matter how gifted a translator is, he can never truly convey the subtle nuances and meanings behind the original language, the many-layered associations and allusions that the words in the original connote.

  • Tolstoy's rendering of Anna Karenina's magic in her black ball gown, or of Princess Betsy's décolletage at the theater, stand out as examples, along with Henry James' magnificent glancing allusions to the emotional power generated by a rustle, a ribbon, the drawing on of a pair of gloves.

  • Among its faults: inane characters, incoherent plot, lack of suspense, and self-knowing allusions to the original.

  • On top of which there is Rockwell's subterranean complexity: the buried allusions he made to Michelangelo's Isaiah … or to Mondrian's grids."


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