Example sentences for: allusions

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

  • Henry "Hotshot Historian" Hyde wrapped up the day with grandiose allusions to our forefathers.

  • I refuse, out of conservatism and sheer curmudgeonliness to give up English grammar (like the “neutral” pronouns of reference) when I cannot paraphrase without losing what little elegance there may be in my writing, and I refuse to sacrifice metonyms, metaphors, allusions, and other figures of speech that contain male referents, substituting “big liar” for Baron Munchhausen and “Peeping Thomasina” for Peeping Tom or trying to get around saying or writing Pollyanna, say uncle, raise Cain , or Jesus Christ !

  • During its early grandeur under the State of Chu, the town was called “Jinling,” a name still used in literary and other allusions.

  • Reference to the designated section in Appendix A reveals a brief discussion of the subject of sex-linked metaphors which quite correctly points out that many common metaphors, metonyms, and allusions refer to males— Achilles' heel, before you can say Jack Robinson, Bluebeard, David and Goliath , and many more.

  • All such Robin Hood allusions have long since been extinguished.


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