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allude
used in The Deerslayer

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Definition
to make an indirect reference
  • Old Hutter, if not equally affected, was moody and silent at this allusion to his wife.
    Chapter 5 (74% in)
  • He regretted the allusion he had made to the other's appearance, and endeavored to express as much, though it was done in the uncouth manner that belonged to the habits and opinions of the frontier.
    Chapter 3 (42% in)
  • "Then I've children!" continued the father, making the allusion in a way that it might have puzzled even an indifferent observer to say was intended as a bait, or as an exclamation of paternal concern, "daughters, as you know, Hurry, and good girls too, I may say, though I am their father."
    Chapter 5 (11% in)
  • There was a soothing sincerity in the voice of Deerslayer, which touched the girl's feelings; nor did the allusion to her beauty lessen the effect with one who only knew too well the power of her personal charms.
    Chapter 5 (94% in)
  • Deerslayer could not but observe this extraordinary emotion; but with the tact of a courtier, he avoided not only any allusion to the circumstance, but succeeded in concealing the effect of his discovery on himself.
    Chapter 8 (31% in)
  • The young man had the words "scalps" and "bounty" on his lips, but a reluctance to alarm the feelings of the daughters prevented him from making the allusion he had intended to the probable fate of their father.
    Chapter 8 (34% in)
  • In these cases we allude only to the giants of the forest, pines of a hundred or a hundred and fifty feet in height, for of the smaller growth, very many inclined so far as to steep their lower branches in the water.
    Chapter 9 (3% in)
  • Hetty understood this appeal, and she promised the Delaware girl not to make any allusion to the presence of Chingachgook, or to the motive of his visit to the lake.
    Chapter 10 (97% in)
  • A few words of courtesy passed between Deerslayer and the girl, in the course of the breakfast, but no allusion was made to their situation.
    Chapter 12 (10% in)
  • The soothing allusion to the personal charms of the girl was well timed, to counteract the effect produced by the distrust that the young man expressed of Judith's devotion to her filial duties.
    Chapter 12 (18% in)
  • A slight exclamation escaped him, and pointing in each direction he alluded to the fact in a low voice, speaking to his friend in the Delaware tongue.
    Chapter 12 (38% in)
  • Neither her father nor her mother ever mentioned it in her presence, and there appeared to be a silent convention that in naming the different objects that occasionally stood near it, or even lay on its lid, care should be had to avoid any allusion to the chest itself.
    Chapter 12 (51% in)
  • Judith had the tact to use her victory with great moderation, nor did she once, even in the most indirect manner, allude to the ludicrous mistake of her companion.
    Chapter 13 (41% in)
  • He knew of the death of his comrade, and had no difficulty in understanding the allusion, the intercourse between the conqueror and his victim on that occasion having been seen by several savages on the shore of the lake, who had been stationed at different points just within the margin of bushes to watch the drifting canoes, and who had not time to reach the scene of action, ere the victor had retired.
    Chapter 14 (35% in)
  • The fact had been but slightly alluded to in his communications with Hurry, and with Chingachgook it had been kept entirely out of view.
    Chapter 15 (56% in)
  • They contained the correspondence of an affectionate and inteffigent mother to an absent daughter, with such allusions to the answers as served in a great measure to fill up the vacuum left by the replies.
    Chapter 24 (21% in)
  • Hist understood the allusion, and it made her sad; though it sounded sweet to her ears to be compared, by the warrior she so loved, to the most fragrant and the pleasantest of all the wild flowers of her native woods.
    Chapter 25 (8% in)
  • Still she continued silent, as became her when the allusion was to a grave interest that men could best control, though it exceeded the power of education to conceal the smile that gratified feeling brought to her pretty mouth.
    Chapter 25 (9% in)
  • Deerslayer, himself, so far as human eyes could penetrate, was wholly unmoved, conversing cheerfully and naturally, though he avoided any direct allusions to the expected and great event of the day.
    Chapter 25 (46% in)
  • He addressed the senior of these officers as Capt. Warley, while the other was alluded to as Mr., which was equivalent to Ensign Thornton.
    Chapter 31 (10% in)

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