Mother received a plant in honor of the occasion, but Mrs. van Daan, who had alluded to the date for weeks and made no bones about the fact that she thought Dussel should treat us to dinner, received nothing.
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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.