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allude
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to make an indirect reference
  • At this point of Mr. Bumble's discourse, Oliver, just hearing enough to know that some allusion was being made to his mother, recommenced kicking, with a violence that rendered every other sound inaudible.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (51% in)
  • Mrs. Bumble, seeing at a glance, that the decisive moment had now arrived, and that a blow struck for the mastership on one side or other, must necessarily be final and conclusive, no sooner heard this allusion to the dead and gone, than she dropped into a chair, and with a loud scream that Mr. Bumble was a hard-hearted brute, fell into a paroxysm of tears.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (24% in)
  • This allusion to Nancy's doubtful character, raised a vast quantity of chaste wrath in the bosoms of four housemaids, who remarked, with great fervour, that the creature was a disgrace to her sex; and strongly advocated her being thrown, ruthlessly, into the kennel.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (94% in)

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