[ US /əˈɫuʒən/ ]
[ UK /ɐlˈuːʒən/ ]
  1. passing reference or indirect mention
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How To Use allusion In A Sentence

  • The new taxon is named Gamerabaena, and the authors note, under etymology, "'Gamera refers to the fictional, firebreathing turtle from the 1965 movie Gamera, in allusion to his fire-breathing capabilities and the Hell Creek Formation ... "Look at everything around us. Look at everything we've done."
  • It was written about B.C. 2, from the allusion, i. 171, to the 'naumachia' in that year, The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
  • He probably intended it as an exact classical allusion.
  • The allusions are swift, the collisions reminiscent of the ‘ply over ply’ technique of Ezra Pound's Cantos, but to more disjunctive ends.
  • He never uses allusions, elliptical expressions, never pretends to know what he doesn't.
  • This allusion consists of two (fairly common) words embedded in a four-word phrase.
  • Use the term advisedly, as some find it an offensive allusion to the disabled. Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage
  • It could be a hypocoristic or baby-talk form of hysterical, or it might be from the imitative word hiss; or perhaps it is a variant of another dialect term, jesse, meaning a ` severe scolding, 'which is probably from a Biblical allusion. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 1
  • Resolution I. -- That the Society be called the Fabian Society (as Mr. Podmore explained in allusion to the victorious policy of Fabius The History of the Fabian Society
  • Kidd makes much of a Miltonic allusion that he perceives in "woful" as spoken by Buck Mulligan. 'Making the Wrong Joyce': An Exchange
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