Example sentences for: allusions

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

  • The Madonna/Evita/Dior combination may generate only token changes in fashion, with small details making the period allusions (hairstyles and makeup, hats and gloves, collars and cuffs) on top of the present basic shapes.

  • The younger Bush's constant assurances that he's going to unveil his "10-point plans" and "specific incentives" any day now--a vague pledge to be specific--are the functional equivalent of his father's constant allusions to "vision."

  • Costumes have more scope, however; some tend toward approximations of current fashion, with many ponytails, little bandeaux under boleros, and several bare midriffs, along with S&M trappings in better or worse arrangements, and a range of recent and remote historical allusions.

  • Some praise director Guillermo Del Toro for manipulating Gothic conventions and sprinkling the film with Catholic imagery and allusions to classic films.

  • Men and women swathed in seal and sable are no longer obvious lords of the world, trailing intimidating allusions to Renaissance princes or Russian czars and their consorts; instead, they look faintly out-of-date.


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