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  • Gently and without argument he alluded to the advantages of the English style in boxing, and showed himself a firm believer in Western institutions.
  • This last fact could, of course, reflect nothing but credit upon the general; and yet, though unquestionably a sagacious man, he had his own little weaknesses-very excusable ones,—one of which was a dislike to any allusion to the above circumstance.
  • Why is there an allusion to that cursed ’poor knight’ in the anonymous letter?
  • Only Mrs. Epanchin, at the commencement of this period, had announced that she had been "cruelly mistaken in the prince!" and a day or two after, she had added, evidently alluding to him, but not mentioning his name, that it was an unalterable characteristic of hers to be mistaken in people.
  • Of the rest of the audience, many had understood the allusion and wondered both at the daring of the lady and at the motive underlying it, but tried to show no sign of their feelings.
  • I have long had the pleasure of knowing both Nicholai Ardalionovitch and his conversational methods, but this time he was not repeating something he had read; he was alluding, no doubt, to my yellow waggonette, which has, or had, red wheels.
  • She spoke impatiently and with severity; this was the first allusion she had made to the party of tomorrow.
  • "Perhaps not; it is very possible," the prince agreed hastily, "though I do not know what general law you allude to.

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  • He alluded to Susan without mentioning her name.
  • She didn’t mention any names, but everyone knew she was alluding to the President.

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