Example sentences for: allusion

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

  • 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.

  • P.S.: A personal aside: Your allusion to Earl Browder fell wide of the polemical mark with me, because I actually lived next door to Earl Browder as a child.

  • Such erudite allusion could also add to the kinky mixing of high and low, as when Bonnard put high heels on a model posed as the Medici Venus (, 1931).

  • Their dyed hair was meant not to deceive but to function as a sort of witty allusion to an outworn creed.

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


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