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  • "...what shall I call them?—the Three Graces of the Dublin musical world."
    The table burst into applause and laughter at this allusion.
  • Though I was angry with old Cotter for alluding to me as a child, I puzzled my head to extract meaning from his unfinished sentences.
  • Suddenly he remembered the night when one of the music-hall artistes, a little blond Londoner, had made a rather free allusion to Polly.
  • The English critics, perhaps, would recognise him as one of the Celtic school by reason of the melancholy tone of his poems; besides that, he would put in allusions.
  • He had also been fortunate enough to secure some of the police contracts and in the end he had become rich enough to be alluded to in the Dublin newspapers as a merchant prince.
  • At times he spoke as if he were simply alluding to some fact that everybody knew, and at times he lowered his voice and spoke mysteriously as if he were telling us something secret which he did not wish others to overhear.
  • She alluded once or twice to her husband but her tone was not such as to make the allusion a warning.
  • She alluded once or twice to her husband but her tone was not such as to make the allusion a warning.
  • She had been made awkward by her not wishing to receive the news in too cavalier a fashion or to seem to have connived and Polly had been made awkward not merely because allusions of that kind always made her awkward but also because she did not wish it to be thought that in her wise innocence she had divined the intention behind her mother’s tolerance.
  • He would say, alluding to Aunt Kate and Aunt Julia: "Ladies and Gentlemen, the generation which is now on the wane among us may have had its faults but for my part I think it had certain qualities of hospitality, of humour, of humanity, which the new and very serious and hypereducated generation that is growing up around us seems to me to lack."
  • Mr. Hynes did not seem to remember at once the piece to which they were alluding, but, after reflecting a while, he said: "O, that thing is itů.
  • Aunt Kate turned to Mr. Browne, who was grinning at this allusion to his religion, and said hastily: "O, I don’t question the pope’s being right.
  • But there’s a certain little nobleman with a cock-eye—you know the patriot I’m alluding 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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