Example sentences for: allusion

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

  • It has often been derives from the name of the clown Grock, an allusion to the red sunburnt noses of seaside holidaymakers.

  • 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.

  • This deliciously backhanded phrase--an allusion to Czechoslovakia's "socialism with a human face," which was crushed by Soviet tanks in 1968--conveyed three corrosive messages: that conservatism lacked compassion to begin with, that conservatives couldn't tolerate compassion, and that for this reason, conservatism, like socialism, was doomed.

  • Even the casting functions as a form of allusion.

  • 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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