Example sentences for: allusion

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

  • It's a reference only, a delicate allusion to that deeply satisfying modern icon, the brassiere-clad bosom with its distinctively engineered shape.

  • It is perhaps unfair to review the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Phrase & Allusion alongside the Brewer's Twentieth Century: despite the similarity of the titles, the former is a slighter work; also, it consists largely of quotations and the titles of books, plays, films, and other written works traceable to them (and vice versa).

  •  . His terminology abounds in sexual allusion” (1962, 59).

  • Notes left by Barton in the apartment where his second wife and two children were found dead shed light on the motives behind his killing spree: estrangement from his wife, recent massive day trading losses, and a strange allusion to a "fear" passed from his father, to him, and ultimately to his son.

  • In a somewhat mysterious allusion, Hodo also compares Harrison's "pilgrimage" to that of Dilsey, the black servant in The Sound and the Fury ; perhaps he meant to refer to incest-victim Caddy.


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