Example sentences for: allusion

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • The contrast is strong enough to sustain the allusion to Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn (bypassing Steinbeck, of course) when Quinn speaks of the narrative trampling over the now familiar gripes of Roth.

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


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