Example sentences for: alludes

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

  • The novel's title alludes to a famous painting by Thomas Cole that hangs in a nearby museum.

  • She only alludes to Tobe, failing to introduce him to the reader, who is tempted to conclude that Tobe belongs to the race of 6-foot-tall rabbits.

  • Neither Shakespeare (who alludes to the incident only in passing) nor history offers any justification for this gross violation of the laws of war: "Was there, as it was later claimed, some sudden movement on the part of French cavalry which lead Henry to fear an attack from the rear?

  • The most authoritative of the letters I received countering my explanation of “cold turkey” came from an M.D. who said that “the expression alludes to the `gooseflesh' or `duck bumps' that appear on the skin of persons withdrawing from addiction to opiates.

  • When Williams addresses the child as his noble patron ("my Lord") and alludes to the old myth of the tortoise that supports the universe, he slyly introduces the underlying weight of civilization and history into the interchange between him and the child.


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