Example sentences for: allusive

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

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

  • A more colourful and allusive translation, however, is `Place of the Clipped Heads,' a reference to the tribe's well-known fondness for bold, highly decorative punk-style haircuts.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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