Example sentences for: allusions

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

  • 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trailing intimidating allusions to Renaissance princes or Russian czars and their consorts; instead, they look faintly out-of-date.

  • 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.

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

  • 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."

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


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