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allude
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

9 uses
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Definition
to make an indirect reference
  • But the allusion was lost upon Tess.
    1 — The Maiden (78% in)
  • Her mother knew Tess's feeling on this point so well, though no words had passed between them on the subject, that she never alluded to the knightly ancestry now.
    2 — Maiden No More (98% in)
  • "Since you have alluded to the matter, father," said the son, with anxious thought upon his face, "I should like to say, once for all, that I should prefer not to take Orders.
    3 — The Rally (28% in)
  • I'll not allude to it again for a while."
    4 — The Consequence (26% in)
  • "O no—no!" replied she with grave hopelessness, as one who had heard anew the turmoil of her own past in the allusion to Alec d'Urberville.
    4 — The Consequence (29% in)
  • He then told her of that time of his life to which allusion has been made when, tossed about by doubts and difficulties in London, like a cork on the waves, he plunged into eight-and-forty hours' dissipation with a stranger.
    4 — The Consequence (99% in)
  • It just crossed her mind, too, that he might have a faint recollection of his tender vagary, and was disinclined to allude to it from a conviction that she would take amatory advantage of the opportunity it gave her of appealing to him anew not to go.
    5 — The Woman Pays (31% in)
  • She had not turned at first, but his fixed attitude led her to look round, when she perceived that her employer was the native of Trantridge from whom she had taken flight on the high-road because of his allusion to her history.
    5 — The Woman Pays (83% in)
  • But in his later letters he occasionally alluded to the intention of coming home to fetch her; from which expressions they hoped the division might not owe its origin to anything so hopelessly permanent as that.
    6 — The Convert (57% in)

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