Example sentences for: allusive

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

  • I frankly don't know what to make of Besieged , which attempts to forge a complicated relationship between its protagonists through "pure cinema," and has won admiration for being allusive, elusive, elliptical, and other words that begin with "a" and "e" (enigmatic, ambivalent, evocative, etc.).

  • Regarding Franklin Foer's "Gist" on Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes: What hasn't quite been picked up by reviewers and critics is the extent to which Hughes' rewriting of Plath in Birthday Letters --even the less allusive poems--takes on the voice of its subject.

  • The clothes, too, have the fantasy look of things not made with hands, things always more fleetingly pungent or allusive than they are authoritatively beautiful, visions that float across the TV screen on the bodies of the fantasy figures for whom they have been designed, costumes for one performance.

  • The first of these is the possessive, the second represents the vowel of is . (The Joyce title is typical of the author's linguistically inventive but allusive style, and is actually a compound of two proper names: that of Finn MaCool, the Irish folk-hero, and Tim Finnegan, the hero of a music-hall ballad, who sprang to life in the middle of his own wake.)

  • Figgis' camera is probing and alive, so that even when his meanings are laughable, his images remain allusive and mysterious.

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