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Definition to make an indirect reference
  • He alluded to Susan without mentioning her name.
alluded = indirectly referenced
  • She didn't mention any names, but everyone knew she was alluding to the President.
  • alluding = indirectly referring
  • Where she cannot make a point with logic, she uses allusion.
  • allusion = indirect reference
  • a masterpiece of alliteration and allusion
  • Her allusions to her son were few and...
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • allusions = indirect references
  • "...what shall I call them?—the Three Graces of the Dublin musical world."
    The table burst into applause and laughter at this allusion.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • allusion = an indirect reference
  • ...there flashed upon my mind what I cannot better describe than as the unformed half of that idea of deliverance to which I have previously alluded,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • alluded = indirectly referenced
  • no songs had alluded to him even in the obscurest way
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • alluded = indirectly referred
  • Do you allude to me, Miss Cardew, as an entanglement?
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • allude = to make an indirect reference
  • NEVER, by a slip of the tongue, have they so much as alluded to either of their old friends,
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • alluded = indirectly referenced
  • What we afterwards alluded to as an attack was really an attempt at repulse.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • alluded = indirectly referenced
  • The boy to whom I allude won all the marbles of the school.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • allude = indirectly reference
  • everybody was permitted to lend him books, if they were not published in America and made no allusion to it.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • allusion = reference
  • He has only once—quite vaguely—alluded to it.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • alluded = indirectly referenced
  • He mumbled a few words, but I could only catch some allusion to a rat.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • allusion = indirect reference
  • Are you alluding to anything in particular?
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • alluding = making an indirect reference
  • An evening at home rarely passed without some allusion to this image, this specter, this hope.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • allusion = indirect reference
  • The affair to which you allude was no more than a speculation.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • allude = to make an indirect reference
  • by which he meant snail, and this was in allusion to his being slow to go,
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • allusion = an indirect reference
  • it was against all the rules of their code that the mother and son should ever allude to what was uppermost in their thoughts
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
allude = refer (even indirectly)

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