Example sentences for: allusion

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

  • Even the casting functions as a form of allusion.

  • 8. Coffin nail is a later allusion to `cigarette': in its earlier metaphoric life it referred to anything that might serve to drive one to an early grave; indeed, some early Western saloons sold tokens bearing the words “coffin nail” stamped on them which were good for a shot of redeye.

  • One part of me says the allusion is nonreligious, having to do with an assessment of evil ...

  • not to mention Poe's odd allusion in For Annie :

  • Both Longman and W9 estimate their macrostructure ( headwords/entries ) and their microstructure ( definitions ). But what of Cobuild and CED ? What do they mean by references ? In CED the relevant definition of reference seems to be “a book or passage referred to,” or perhaps “a mention or allusion”; in Cobuild , “something such as a number or name that tells you where you can obtain the information that you want, for example from a book, list, or map.


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