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allude
used in Jane Eyre

15 uses
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Definition
to make an indirect reference
  • Why have I alluded to this man?
    Preface (68% in)
  • I have alluded to him, Reader, because I think I see in him an intellect profounder and more unique than his contemporaries have yet recognised; because I regard him as the first social regenerator of the day — as the very master of that working corps who would restore to rectitude the warped system of things; because I think no commentator on his writings has yet found the comparison that suits him, the terms which rightly characterise his talent.
    Preface (69% in)
  • Finally, I have alluded to Mr. Thackeray, because to him — if he will accept the tribute of a total stranger — I have dedicated this second edition of "JANE EYRE."
    Preface (86% in)
  • It tarried, however: days and weeks passed: I had regained my normal state of health, but no new allusion was made to the subject over which I brooded.
    Chapter 4 (1% in)
  • I have not yet alluded to the visits of Mr. Brocklehurst; and indeed that gentleman was from home during the greater part of the first month after my arrival; perhaps prolonging his stay with his friend the archdeacon: his absence was a relief to me.
    Chapter 7 (21% in)
  • ...open to a mind unacquainted with the world glimpses of its scenes and ways (I do not mean its corrupt scenes and wicked ways, but such as derived their interest from the great scale on which they were acted, the strange novelty by which they were characterised); and I had a keen delight in receiving the new ideas he offered, in imagining the new pictures he portrayed, and following him in thought through the new regions he disclosed, never startled or troubled by one noxious allusion.
    Chapter 15 (54% in)
  • — the allusion to me would make Mr. Rochester glance my way; and I involuntarily shrank farther into the shade: but he never turned his eyes.
    Chapter 17 (77% in)
  • The Eastern allusion bit me again.
    Chapter 24 (72% in)
  • Some say there is enjoyment in looking back to painful experience past; but at this day I can scarcely bear to review the times to which I allude: the moral degradation, blent with the physical suffering, form too distressing a recollection ever to be willingly dwelt on.
    Chapter 28 (41% in)
  • I could not hope to get a lodging under a roof, and sought it in the wood I have before alluded to.
    Chapter 28 (45% in)
  • No." I felt a burning glow mount to my face; for bitter and agitating recollections were awakened by the allusion to marriage.
    Chapter 29 (73% in)
  • Throughout there was a strange bitterness; an absence of consolatory gentleness; stern allusions to Calvinistic doctrines — election, predestination, reprobation — were frequent; and each reference to these points sounded like a sentence pronounced for doom.
    Chapter 30 (32% in)
  • I proved it to you in such terms as, I should have thought, would have prevented your ever again alluding to the plan.
    Chapter 35 (29% in)
  • Long since you ought to have crushed it: now you should blush to allude to it.
    Chapter 35 (39% in)
  • How St. John received the news, I don't know: he never answered the letter in which I communicated it: yet six months after he wrote to me, without, however, mentioning Mr. Rochester's name or alluding to my marriage.
    Chapter 38 — Conclusion (28% in)

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