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  • it was against all the rules of their code that the mother and son should ever allude to what was uppermost in their thoughts   (source)
    allude = refer (even indirectly)
  • Do you allude to me, Miss Cardew, as an entanglement?   (source)
    allude = to make an indirect reference
  • Her allusions to her son were few and...   (source)
    allusions = indirect references
  • What we afterwards alluded to as an attack was really an attempt at repulse.   (source)
    alluded = indirectly referenced
  • NEVER, by a slip of the tongue, have they so much as alluded to either of their old friends,   (source)
  • He mumbled a few words, but I could only catch some allusion to a rat.   (source)
    allusion = indirect reference
  • He has only once—quite vaguely—alluded to it.   (source)
    alluded = indirectly referenced
  • everybody was permitted to lend him books, if they were not published in America and made no allusion to it.   (source)
    allusion = reference
  • The painting's well-documented collage of double entendres and playful allusions had been revealed in most art history tomes, and yet, incredibly, the public at large still considered her smile a great mystery.†   (source)
  • Knowing of Mr. Odom's precarious financial situation, I was not surprised that he made several allusions to the fact that everything in the house was for sale—carpets, paintings, furniture, bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • He knew that half the people inside Hogwarts thought him strange, even mad; he knew that the Daily Prophet had been making snide allusions to him for months, but there was something about seeing it written down like that in Percys writing, about knowing that Percy was advising Ron to drop him and even to tell tales about him to Umbridge, that made his situation real to him as nothing else had.†   (source)
  • Or maybe it was them, those "other dangers" Miss Peregrine had alluded to.†   (source)
  • She alluded to Jess only tactfully, and gave me little hugs from time to time, or compliments.†   (source)
  • The low walls around her, meant to facilitate her complete concentration on the work at hand, were lined with burlap, as if any other material might distract her, might allude to more exotic ways of spending her days.†   (source)
  • But Owen Meany's manner of making and keeping a thing mysterious was to allude to something too dark and terrible to mention.†   (source)
  • He alluded to last night only by asking how Phineas was; I said he seemed to be in good spirits.†   (source)
  • I remember Octavia talking about this during the wedding shoot, and I see a possible chance to allude to the uprising.†   (source)
  • Just every now and then, Ruth would allude to it.†   (source)
  • After a perfectly cordial opening—sorry for my tragic loss, thinking of me in this time of sorrow —she offered to send me a bus ticket to Woodbriar, MD, while simultaneously alluding to vague medical conditions that made it difficult for her and Grandpa Decker to "meet the demands" for my care.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We had talked around him, alluded to him without quite mentioning him.†   (source)
  • His writing was filled with allusions to Chronicles, Isaiah, the Book of fohn, and Philippians.†   (source)
  • But even I can sometimes recognize a biblical allusion.†   (source)
  • In closing, Sir, allow me to remark that it ill becomes you, as a man of the cloth, to pepper your screeds with allusions to "modern science."†   (source)
  • It is an allusion to the fact that the Colombians and Jamaicans kill just about everyone.†   (source)
  • The poet Szlengel appeared daily with Leonid Fokczanski, the singer Andrzej Wlast, the popular comedian 'Wacus the Art-lover' and Pola Braunowna in the 'Live Newspaper' show, a witty chronicle of ghetto life full of sharp, risque allusions to the Germans.†   (source)
  • I asked people for prayer, alluded to danger, and gave no further details other than to ask them to trust me.†   (source)
  • He would merely give out the communion with the usual disturbing allusions to eating flesh and drinking blood.†   (source)
  • "Fate" being the writer's coy allusion to marriage.†   (source)
  • No allusions, no innuendos—no nothing.†   (source)
  • Alexandrov alluded to his first job on a state farm.†   (source)
  • But the name lives on, by allusion at least, in the mascot of Clarkston High School: the Angoras.†   (source)
  • She was ashamed of the blush that covered her cheeks on the day her nephew asked her how long she intended wearing the black bandage on her hand, for she interpreted it as an allusion to her virginity.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist leaned back and pretended to be insulted, but he frowned when Berger made some cryptic remarks that might allude to his failings as a journalist but might also have applied to sexual prowess.†   (source)
  • If the people of this decadent garrison city could only see the Emperor's private note to his "Noble Duke"—the disdainful allusions to veiled men and women: " ....but what else is one to expect of barbarians whose dearest dream is to live outside the ordered security of the faufreluches?"†   (source)
  • Even as grown women, they lowered their voices in their father's earshot when alluding to their bodies' pleasure.†   (source)
  • In the early days, during those conversations where he had felt himself to be at sea, surrounded by people wealthier and better connected than he would ever be, by people utterly at ease in the world he was so desperately trying to join, he would sometimes allude, though never directly, to a distant but important lineage, invoking false ancestors to stand behind him and lend support.†   (source)
  • In every conversation they had, she insisted upon making allusions to the dwarves' history and mythology that Eragon did not understand but that seemed to amuse Orik and the other dwarves to no end.†   (source)
  • The rest of the note went on to talk about Wells's frustrations with officer training, then ended with a few cryptic allusions to something about Clarke.†   (source)
  • He read the letter many times; though he found the religious allusions unpersuasive ("I've tried to believe, but I don't, I can't, and there's no use pretending"), he was thrilled by it.†   (source)
  • It was an allusion.†   (source)
  • A "concrete form" she imagined might allude to the fact that Miss Sessions had a better figure than she.†   (source)
  • It was exceedingly rare for David to mention anything about his past life, but he had alluded to his mother once and to the fact that she could not really take care of him.†   (source)
  • The vast majority consisted of allusions to prior communications which Major Major had never seen or heard of.†   (source)
  • He was liable to drag in bits of what he called poetry; and sometimes, after a glass or two, would allude to the absurd adventures of his mysterious journey.†   (source)
  • I.H.H. The "show" that Ira alluded to was nothing less than the contemplated invasion of Japan, which was then in its building stages.†   (source)
  • His wit was hatpin sharp; he was absentminded; he was a bachelor but gave the impression of harboring amusing memories; he possessed a yellow cat nineteen years old; he was incomprehensible to most of Maycomb County because his conversation was colored with subtle allusions to Victorian obscurities.†   (source)
  • As it turned out, the club to which Charles led them had literary allusions of its own.†   (source)
  • Independence had been talked about privately and alluded to in correspondence, but rarely spoken of directly in public declamation, or in print.†   (source)
  • "Back there in Time" is an allusion of language.†   (source)
  • It had all the elements—romance, sadness, an allusion to the war, and faithful love.†   (source)
  • Scattered throughout were hints, vaguely worded allusions, and a few very direct chronological and geographical references.†   (source)
  • I saw allusions in passages that Danny and his father overlooked, and I resolved a contradiction with an appeal to grammar.†   (source)
  • Either Qurong's allusion to wife was for the benefit of his general, or he'd forgone pleasure for the of sleep; no sound other than a soft steady snore reached Thomas's when he and William listened at what they assumed to be Qurong's chamber.†   (source)
  • No. As I alluded to before, I don't want you inadvertently to do something that'll get you in trouble later.†   (source)
  • What Judson did not realize, and what, in his haste to quickly end the hearing he had failed to consider, was that another man in the Washington's wardroom understood exactly what Meade may have been alluding to.†   (source)
  • In unguarded conversation the sentries on the Isonzo had alluded to such things, to ghosts and visions that came to them just before dawn, the heart beating on the edge, eyes held open as if with an invisible hook.†   (source)
  • This idea, to which I alluded earlier, is that we are duty bound to confront moral dilemmas and scrutinize the implications of our actions.†   (source)
  • And even in Congress, one senator recently asked the simple question "How much more are we going to take?" before going on to allude to the possibility of Lincoln's murder.†   (source)
  • Though she had alluded to some problems at the pediatrician's office during their first weekend together, she hadn't been specific.†   (source)
  • There are going to be generals who'll pat her sweet behind at parties and colonels who'll snicker and make allusions about golden nights you spend in the sack with Theresa.†   (source)
  • Rousseau did not care for the allusion, for he had no intention of emulating the conduct of the very creatures he was fighting.†   (source)
  • Yeats barely alluded to the civil war or the war of independence in his Nobel speech.†   (source)
  • Pregnant replies, mystic allusions, mistaken identities, arguing his father is his mother, that sort of thing; intimations of suicide, forgoing of exercise, loss of mirth, hints of claustrophobia not to say delusions of imprisonment; invocations of camels, chameleons, capons, whales, weasels, hawks, handsaws-riddles, quibbles and evasions; amnesia, paranoia, myopia; day-dreaming, hallucinations; stabbing his elders, abusing his parents, insulting his lover, and appearing hatless in public-knock-kneed, droopstockinged and sighing like a love-sick schoolboy, which at his age is coming on a bit strong.†   (source)
  • Her nose crinkled up in distaste as she made this observation, obviously alluding to the group of sunbathers who had so offended her the previous Sunday.†   (source)
  • a masterpiece of alliteration and allusion
  • In speaking of his intelligence, my wife, who at heart was not a little tinctured with superstition, made frequent allusion to the ancient popular notion, which regarded all black cats as witches in disguise.   (source)
    allusion = indirect reference
  • no songs had alluded to him even in the obscurest way   (source)
    alluded = indirectly referred
  • The affair to which you allude was no more than a speculation.   (source)
    allude = to make an indirect reference
  • The boy to whom I allude won all the marbles of the school.   (source)
    allude = indirectly reference
  • by which he meant snail, and this was in allusion to his being slow to go,   (source)
    allusion = an indirect reference
  • She spoke with the intention of making him see that, if his words implied a tentative allusion to her private affairs, she was prepared to meet and repudiate it.   (source)
  • "...what shall I call them?--the Three Graces of the Dublin musical world."
    The table burst into applause and laughter at this allusion.   (source)
  • There was no attitude in which his pride did not feel its bruises; and in all behavior toward him, whether kind or cold, he detected an allusion to the change in his circumstances.   (source)
    allusion = 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,   (source)
    alluded = indirectly referenced
  • A not-so-opaque allusion to her father, one would gather.†   (source)
  • You can allude to Fulke Greville, but you'd have to provide your own footnotes.†   (source)
  • These two sentences establish fairly unequivocally what he was alluding to.†   (source)
  • From there, if you consider the pattern of images and allusions, you'll begin to see more going on.†   (source)
  • After all, he's been the gold standard for allusion for four hundred years and still is.†   (source)
  • I thought you knew; you made a tight little allusion to the sauce.†   (source)
  • I'm alluding to the elements of sexual sadism in the relationship.†   (source)
  • My allusions are compulsive attempts at false erudition.†   (source)
  • And yet no one has been able to conclusively determine what the telegram alluded to.†   (source)
  • I made vague allusions to personal problems and went away from them cold with despair.†   (source)
  • Individuals who work in cotton mills, and are not adults, are never alluded to as children.†   (source)
  • Instead there had been a diplomat's talk, the allusion to but not the substance of reality.†   (source)
  • Consadine's a poor provider," she said plaintively, alluding to her absent husband.†   (source)
  • Ultimately (and I don't think I have alluded to this) he was a Christian, of the charitable variety.†   (source)
  • It should not be assumed from this allusion that my father was even remotely a Red-baiter†   (source)
  • I alluded dimly to Auschwitz but said nothing about Nathan.†   (source)
  • No. Oddly though, wherever allusions to the segno appear-Masonic diaries, ancient scientific journals, Illuminati letters-it is often referred to by a number.†   (source)
  • Peter Solomon often made playful allusions to the existence of a precious Masonic secret, but Langdon always assumed it was just a mischievous attempt to coax him into joining the brotherhood.†   (source)
  • The fog cleared as suddenly as it had appeared and yet nobody made any allusion to it, nor did anybody look as though anything unusual had just happened.†   (source)
  • And he loved all allusions to faith' as a battle to be savagely fought and won; faith was a war waged against faith's adversaries.†   (source)
  • That he had slapped Rose around and broken her arm once upon a time could be alluded to, but only in the context that he seemed to have changed, when so many of them don't.†   (source)
  • She described his physical condition—the wheelchair, the strange knife, the allusions to some kind of "sacrifice," and how she had been left bleeding as a human hourglass to persuade Peter to cooperate quickly.†   (source)
  • The souvenir pamphlet noted that even a full load of passengers had "no more effect on the movements or the speed than if they were so many flies"—an oddly ungracious allusion.†   (source)
  • If she decided someone should be expelled, for example, and she sensed opposition, she'd just allude darkly to stuff she knew "from before."†   (source)
  • But whatever you may think of Dr. Jordan's professional opinion and I am well aware that his conclusions may be difficult to credit, for one not familiar with the practice of N euro-hypnosis, and who was not present at the events to which I allude — surely Grace Marks has been incarcerated for a great many years, more than sufficient to atone for her misdeeds.†   (source)
  • Countless Grail-related works contain the hidden letter M—whether as watermarks, underpaintings, or compositional allusions.†   (source)
  • Paul studied the open desert, questing in his prescient memory, probing the mysterious allusions to thumpers and maker hooks in the Fremkit manual that had come with their escape pack.†   (source)
  • He told his audience, "I myself have taken a new lease of life"—an allusion perhaps to Miss Howard—"and I believe I shall see the day when Chicago will be the biggest city in America, and the third city on the face of the globe."†   (source)
  • For the trained symbologist, watching an early Disney movie was like being barraged by an avalanche of allusion and metaphor.†   (source)
  • But one of the upstairs maids resents me, as I have been in this house longer, and know its ways, and enjoy the confidence of Miss Lydia and Miss Marianne, which she does not; and she is bound to make some allusion to murders, or strangling, or some such distasteful thing.†   (source)
  • But now it was okay, almost required, every now and then, to make some jokey allusion to these things that lay in front of us.†   (source)
  • The poem's final reference—Rosy flesh and seeded womb—was a clear allusion to Mary Magdalene, the Rose who bore the seed of Jesus.†   (source)
  • The resultant harmony was reflected in the operation of their office, which, according to one historian, functioned with the mechanical precision of a "slaughterhouse," an apt allusion, given Burnham's close professional and personal association with the stockyards.†   (source)
  • Nor did one need a background in symbolism to understand that Snow White—a princess who fell from grace after partaking of a poisoned apple—was a clear allusion to the downfall of Eve in the Garden of Eden.†   (source)
  • Now if you're a modernist poet and therefore given to irony (notice that I've not yet alluded to modernism without having recourse to irony?)†   (source)
  • The meaning doesn't move in the opposite direction or shift radically; if it did, that would be self-defeating, since so many readers would not get the allusion.†   (source)
  • Although Langdon suspected this was more of a cartoonist's sophomoric prank than any kind of enlightened allusion to pagan human sexuality, he had learned not to underestimate Disney's grasp of symbolism.†   (source)
  • If the story is good and the characters work but you don't catch allusions and references and parallels, then you've done nothing worse than read a good story with memorable characters.†   (source)
  • I sometimes teach a creative writing course, and my aspiring fiction writers frequently bring in biblical parallels, classical or Shakespearean allusions, bits of REM songs, fairy tale fragments, anything you can think of.†   (source)
  • Many modern and postmodern texts are essentially ironic, in which the allusions to biblical sources are used not to heighten continuities between the religious tradition and the contemporary moment but to illustrate a disparity or disruption.†   (source)
  • ALONG ABOUT NOW you should be asking a question, something like this: you keep saying that the writer is alluding to this obscure work and using that symbol or following some pattern or other that I never heard of, but does he really intend to do that?†   (source)
  • If I hear something going on in a text that seems to be beyond the scope of the story's or poem's immediate dimensions, if it resonates outside itself, I start looking for allusions to older and bigger texts.†   (source)
  • Often those values will not be religious in nature but may show themselves in connection with the individual's role within society, or humankind's relation to nature, or the involvement of women in public life, although, as we have seen, just as often religion shows up in the form of allusions and analogues.†   (source)
  • Most conspicuously, in virtually the central spot of the otherwise empty and highly polished floor, lay the dustpan Miss Kenton had alluded to.†   (source)
  • Considering the accepted state of my mind and memory, the allusion to mental health isn't inappropriate.†   (source)
  • When I realized what the hints alluded to, I put aside all else and committed myself to hunting down this truth, this answer, for I knew it was of paramount importance.†   (source)
  • Vilyak gestured to his face, alluding to the scars and burns that had transformed Cooper's pale features into a waxy mask.†   (source)
  • If a divorced lady were present in the company of her second husband, it is often thought desirable not to allude to the original marriage at all.†   (source)
  • General Peckem chuckled with jaunty relish and sailed smoothly along toward a favorite learned allusion.†   (source)
  • Both would allude to it frequently—the novelty and high adventure, the savage storm, the battle at sea, the misery and terror and exhilaration of it all.†   (source)
  • Midway in the questioning, after he'd begun to notice the number of allusions to a particular November weekend, he'd nerved himself for what he knew was coming, yet when it did, when the big cowboy with the sleepy voice said, "You were killing the Clutter family"—well, he'd damn near died, that's all.†   (source)
  • Apfel could go to prison for years for saying what he did, for even alluding to such an account, much less confirming it by name.†   (source)
  • The letter didn't allude to anything specific that Gabby had accomplished; it was nothing more than a form letter, something no doubt sent out to a dozen other people who'd started working around the same time she had.†   (source)
  • The allusion was even more pertinent than he had thought because the Swiss doctor was a great music lover.†   (source)
  • This allusion to Beethoven was actually Tomas's first step back to Tereza, because she was the one who had induced him to buy records of the Beethoven quartets and sonatas.†   (source)
  • The message could allude to leaks, or traitors in the boardrooms, or excluded triads banding together because they've been cut out — all the things you're certain will happen.†   (source)
  • In the first interview Baer, in a seemingly casual manner, was able, in a skillfully arranged discourse, to bring in allusions to these strangers, whereby they would be convinced that he had looked into their hearts and knew their past.'†   (source)
  • In view of what I am about to relate, it would not be proper of me to identify the manoeuvre any more precisely, though you may well guess which one I am alluding to if I say that it caused something of an uproar at the time, adding significantly to the controversy the conflict as a whole was attracting.†   (source)
  • Why not pick one you're not particularly fond of so I might peripherally allude to him-if it's necessary.†   (source)
  • We'd have got an inkling of it if he was — an official statement from his ministry alluding to a proposed commission of some sort.†   (source)
  • You just said 'a killer they call the Jackal,' and before that you alluded to Bourne as a relatively insignificant rogue agent trained to pose as an assassin, a strategy that failed, so he was pensioned off—'gold-watch time,' I believe you said.†   (source)
  • I was not alluding to social classes.†   (source)
  • "Was that what you were doing," she asked, alluding to some small item of the operating, "when you stopped by the side of the road, Sunday night, when Miss Lydia was with you?"†   (source)
  • He wrote sermons like contracts, full of firstlies, secondlies, and thirdlies, devoid of obscure allusions and rant.†   (source)
  • He had the shade pulled and the office door locked, and he sat hunched forward, spectacles low on his nose, left hand reaching blindly to the white bag of hamburgers and Sanka from Critic's, and when the writer made allusions he couldn't catch he felt panicky.†   (source)
  • And so now, like a man on the verge of embarking on some shrewd course of action for the good of all humanity, the Sunlight Man lay huddled in his bed, still in his clothes, his hands pressed between his thighs, his knees drawn nearly to his chin, trying to concentrate on sleep but racing all the while from scheme to scheme, from one dazzling trick to another, plotting grand gestures and cadences, concocting metaphors and puzzling allusions, a splendid, unheard-of entertainment.†   (source)
  • I had heard Farrell once allude casually and wryly to his "childless state" and had simply assumed that he had not, as the phrase goes, been blessed with issue.†   (source)
  • I would never have been able to make remarks like the last, nor allude in such a roguish fashion to the house of McGraw-Hill, had it not been for the fact that the senior editor above me who read all my reports was a man sharing my disillusionment with our employer and all that the vast and soulless empire stood for.†   (source)
  • It was wordlessly evident that although Nathan had abandoned her for good, she was still mad for him; the vaguest allusion to him on my part caused her eyes to shadow over in grief.†   (source)
  • I am so tired that I am only barely aware of what she is driving at when she speaks of her current analyst, her fourth, a "Reichian," one Dr. Pulvermacher, and then alludes to her "plateau."†   (source)
  • I had not been in any sense a godly-minded creature, and the Scriptures were always largely a literary convenience, supplying me with allusions and tag lines for the characters in my novel, one or two of whom had evolved into pious turds.†   (source)
  • Yet despite the mildly unsettling nature of this concern of his, I never felt during these effervescent evenings the slightest hint of the depression and cloudy despair in him which Sophie had alluded to, the violent seizures whose fury she had experienced firsthand.†   (source)
  • His range was astonishing and I had constantly to remind myself that I was talking to a scientist, a biologist (I kept thinking of a prodigy like Julian Huxley, whose essays I had read in college)—this man who possessed so many literary references and allusions, both classical and modern, and who within the space of an hour could, with no gratuitous strain, weave together Lytton Strachey, Alice in Wonderland, Martin Luther's early celibacy, A Midsummer Night's Dream and the mating habits of the Sumatran orangutan into a little jewel box of a beguiling lecture which facetiously but with a serious overtone explored the intertwined nature of sexual voyeurism and exhibitionism.†   (source)
  • She took his dictation with care, but because of his runaway fervor, in some haste, so it was not until she got down to the job of typing it out for the printer that she began to glimpse seething in that cauldron of historical allusions and dialectical hypotheses and religious imperatives and legal precedents and anthropological propositions the smoky, ominous presence of a single word—repeated several times—which quite baffled and confounded and frightened her, appearing as it did in this otherwise persuasively practical text, this clever polemic which voiced with breezily scurrilous mockery the sly propaganda she had half heard more than once over the Bieganski dinner table.†   (source)
  • 'To what, Mr Dorrit,' returned Mrs General, with her gloves again somewhat excited, 'can you allude?†   (source)
    allude = to make an indirect reference
  • 'Pardon,' said the host, not quite understanding the allusion.†   (source)
    allusion = an indirect reference
  • I have met with a variety of allusions to it.†   (source)
    allusions = indirect references
  • Mr Flintwinch informed him that his mother had recovered her equanimity now, and that he need not fear her again alluding to what had passed in the morning.†   (source)
    alluding = making an indirect reference
  • 'Allow me to ask, madam,' said Mr Dorrit, with his ideas in wild confusion, 'to whom—ha—To whom,' he repeated it with a raised voice in mere desperation, 'you at present allude?'†   (source)
    allude = to make an indirect reference
  • 'Pa, I am sorry to say,' returned Miss Fanny, who had by this time succeeded in goading herself into a state of much ill-usage and grievance, which she was often at great pains to do: 'that I believe her to be a friend of that very objectionable and unpleasant person, who, with a total absence of all delicacy, which our experience might have led us to expect from him, insulted us and outraged our feelings in so public and wilful a manner on an occasion to which it is understood among us that we will not more pointedly allude.'†   (source)
  • The disease took the singular form, on those occasions, of causing the infected to find an unfathomable excuse and consolation in allusions to the magic name.†   (source)
    allusions = indirect references
  • 'With what will appear to you the egotism of a sick old woman, sir,' she then said, 'though really through your accidental allusion, I have been led away into the subject of myself and my infirmities.†   (source)
    allusion = an indirect reference
  • But being in company with the brother of a doosed fine gal—well educated too—with no biggodd nonsense about her—at the period alluded to—' 'There!†   (source)
    alluded = indirectly referenced
  • It was scarcely worth alluding to; she knew I meant nothing; but she suggested from herself, knowing it was only necessary to suggest, that it might be better if I were a little less companionable with Mr Gowan.†   (source)
    alluding = making an indirect reference
  • By this time they had visited the family on several occasions, and had always observed that even a passing allusion to Mr Henry Gowan when he was not among them, brought back the cloud which had obscured Mr Meagles's sunshine on the morning of the chance encounter at the Ferry.†   (source)
    allusion = an indirect reference
  • Mr Dorrit's satisfaction in remembering that it had not been necessary for him to announce himself to Clennam and Co., or to make an allusion to his having had any knowledge of the intrusive person of that name, had been damped over-night, while it was still fresh, by a debate that arose within him whether or no he should take the Marshalsea in his way back, and look at the old gate.†   (source)
  • He then, softening the nature of his old apprehensions as much as was possible consistently with their being made intelligible and never alluding to his mother by name, but speaking vaguely of a relation of his, confided to Mr Pancks a broad outline of the misgivings he entertained, and of the interview he had witnessed.†   (source)
    alluding = making an indirect reference
  • much and care just as little I will venture to add—when they severed the golden bond that bound us and threw us into fits of crying on the sofa nearly choked at least myself everything was changed and in giving my hand to Mr F. I know I did so with my eyes open but he was so very unsettled and in such low spirits that he had distractedly alluded to the river if not oil of something from the chemist's and I did it for the best.'†   (source)
    alluded = indirectly referenced
  • The allusion was lost on her as the tide of her anger and disappointment rose.†   (source)
  • 'In the place where there is no darkness,' he said, as though he had recognized the allusion.†   (source)
  • 'Eh?' he did not seem to understand my allusion.†   (source)
  • I must allude to talks we have had together—bring back some remembered scene.†   (source)
  • The men in the wine shops, alluding to it, shook their heads and smoked in silence for a while.†   (source)
  • It was the place with no darkness: he saw now why O'Brien had seemed to recognize the allusion.†   (source)
  • He had noticed the cautious "slanting" of news stories, the half-hints, the vague allusions, the peculiar adjectives peculiarly placed, the stressing of certain themes, the insertion of political conclusions where none was needed.†   (source)
  • And then, when I playfully took up his allusion and remarked how unlikely it seemed to me that he really believed in astrology, he promptly resumed the too polite tone which often hurt me and said: "You are right.†   (source)
  • He was alluding to Elaine.†   (source)
  • He had traveled half around the world and his talk was pitted with vague allusions to European cities.†   (source)
  • Sometimes on these occasions his speech would be made up of some weird jargon of Biblical phrases and quotations and allusions, of which he seemed to have hundreds, and which he wove together in the strange pattern of his emotion in a sequence that was meaningless to them but to which he himself had the coherent clue.†   (source)
  • In the sonnets he never even refers to the plays as part of his achievement, though he does make what seems to be a half-ashamed allusion to his career as an actor.†   (source)
  • They might mean simply a few remarks about Fanny Burney; a few more about Jane Austen; a tribute to the Brontës and a sketch of Haworth Parsonage under snow; some witticisms if possible about Miss Mitford; a respectful allusion to George Eliot; a reference to Mrs Gaskell and one would have done.†   (source)
  • There is one other allusion which I should like to make before I end my speech, and that is to record my satisfaction of His Majesty's Government, that throughout these last days of crisis Signor Mussolini also has been doing his best to reach a solution.†   (source)
  • I said that I thought there could be too much squareness and, alluding to an old joke, I asked if in this super-modern hostelry they managed to induce hens to lay square eggs?†   (source)
  • Great floods and rains had swollen the waters that flowed east; and there had been an earthquake or two (which some were inclined to attribute to the dragon-alluding to him chiefly with a curse and an ominous nod in the direction of the Mountain).†   (source)
  • All those allusions to honor, reputation, and the flame of love, all the metaphors about birds, Achilles and the jewels of Ceylon were fatiguing.†   (source)
  • The malicious actress had seen the Marquesa arrive and presently began improvising couplets alluding to her appearance, her avarice, her drunkenness, and even to her daughter's flight from her.†   (source)
  • There were certain passages in the plays that she would compass some day, simply, easily, and with secret joy, because they alluded to the new rich wisdom of her heart; but her treatment of such passages became more and more cursory, not to say embarrassed.†   (source)
  • Only the faintest allusion to them occurs in the Correspondence, but as that is found in Letter xxii which contains other signs I shall do my best to give a translation and commentary of the first part of the letter: "Are there no doctors in Spain?†   (source)
  • From another a shrill lamentation rang out filled with profane allusions to a general.†   (source)
  • "I have no experience of this profound desire to which you allude," enunciated Tibby.†   (source)
  • His allusion to what he called her blindness terrified her.†   (source)
  • I marvelled greatly at this expression: he might have been alluding to some trifling occurrence.†   (source)
  • They attacked one another with obscure allusions and had a silly quarrel.†   (source)
  • Certainly she never alluded to it; I dare say she never took sufficient interest in me.†   (source)
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