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Word: allude

Definition: refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference


Sentences Containing 'allude'

'I don't allude to the matter in that light,' said Mr. Spenlow.
Accordingly, Debussy uses certain harmonies to allude to the plot of the legend, in the style of musical symbolism.
As with some other military terms, "e.g.", "jeep", the origin of the term is not known with certainty; the "P-38" opener coincidentally shares a designation with the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter plane, which could allude to its fast performance.
But in making these and the following remarks, I am compelled to allude to subjects hereafter to be discussed.
But the captain, for some unknown constitutional reason, had refrained from mentioning all this, and not till forced to it by Ahab's iciness did he allude to his one yet missing boy; a little lad, but twelve years old, whose father with the earnest but unmisgiving hardihood of a Nantucketer's paternal love, had thus early sought to initiate him in the perils and wonders of a vocation almost immemorially the destiny of all his race.
But, in general, Mr. Micawber has had no secrets from the bosom of affection--I allude to his wife--and has invariably, on our retirement to rest, recalled the events of the day.
Clement also alludes to the first epistle of Paul to the Corinthians and may allude to Paul's epistles to the Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians, numerous phrases from the Epistle to the Hebrews, and possible material from Acts, James, and I Peter.
His life is a mystery to the partner of his joys and sorrows--I again allude to his wife--and if I should assure you that beyond knowing that it is passed from morning to night at the office, I now know less of it than I do of the man in the south, connected with whose mouth the thoughtless children repeat an idle tale respecting cold plum porridge, I should adopt a popular fallacy to express an actual fact.
I allude to the manner in which species belonging to several of the main divisions of the animal kingdom suddenly appear in the lowest known fossiliferous rocks.
I allude to the neuters or sterile females in insect communities: for these neuters often differ widely in instinct and in structure from both the males and fertile females, and yet, from being sterile, they cannot propagate their kind.
I allude to the wonderful manner in which certain butterflies imitate, as first described by Mr. Bates, other and quite distinct species.
I believe it is unnecessary to add that I allude to Mr. justice Blackstone.'
I was so ashamed to allude to a commonplace thing like my box, to a scholar and a master at Salem House, that we had gone some little distance from the yard before I had the hardihood to mention it.
I will here only allude to what may be called correlated variation.
If I may not be permitted to allude to the natural depravity of the human heart, at least I may--I must--be permitted, so far to refer to misplaced confidence.'
In "Devarim Areivim" (another Hasidic classic), the author, Rabbi Dov Ehrmann, wrote: "In the first edition of the sefer, there are in many places small stars which allude to some secret meaning".
In Dante, Ugolino is guilty of cannibalism, which was one of the most sensational aspects of the days on the raft. Géricault seems to allude to this through the borrowing from Fuseli.
In this scene, Dad does allude to the war.
It is sufficient to know that the name to which I do myself the honour to refer, will ever be treasured among the muniments of our house (I allude to the archives connected with our former lodgers, preserved by Mrs. Micawber), with sentiments of personal esteem amounting to affection.
Its designer, Anthony Gormley has said: "“The work will allude to the human body as a dynamic interconnected matrix evoking the collective body, which is in itself in dynamic relation to the movement of people in the street and across the new Seán O’Casey Bridge.”"
Its lyrics can also allude to a S encounter "("...Handcuffed in lace and blood and sperm / Swimming in poison / Gasping in the fragrance / Sweat carves a screenplay / of discipline and devotion...")".
Of cases of changed habits it will suffice merely to allude to that of the many British insects which now feed on exotic plants, or exclusively on artificial substances.
On his side, however great Franz's desire was to allude to their former interview, the fear of being disagreeable to the man who had loaded him and his friend with kindness prevented him from mentioning it.
Others allude to its shape as closely resembling a cardinal's skullcap or zucchetto.
Racial coding is implicit; it incorporates racially primed language or imagery to allude to racial attitudes and thinking.
Several of these allude to a mass conspiracy between the press (including newspaper magnate John S. Knight of Knight-Ridder), the U.S. government, the USSR (even in tiles seemingly made years after the Soviet Union's dissolution), and Jews.
The arms of Walkinshaw allude to this office of hereditary forester.
The cross is decorated with plants, flowers and flames at the top (which allude to the Passion of Christ) all sculpted into the stone.
The pamphlet is most famous for a passage which appears to allude to William Shakespeare, who was then starting out on his career as an actor and playwright.
The term volute is used in a number of different contexts, all of which derive from and allude to the original Latin root word "voluta" ("scroll"):
The use of stark, open fifths here allude to the idea of church bells that sound from the distance, across the ocean.
This is not intended to cover poetry readings with musical backdrops, songs that allude to poems, or works always intended to be songs.
Under the temporary pressure of pecuniary liabilities, contracted with a view to their immediate liquidation, but remaining unliquidated through a combination of circumstances, I have been under the necessity of assuming a garb from which my natural instincts recoil--I allude to spectacles--and possessing myself of a cognomen, to which I can establish no legitimate pretensions.
Until the arrival of that remittance,' said Mrs. Micawber with much feeling, 'I am cut off from my home (I allude to lodgings in Pentonville), from my boy and girl, and from my twins.'
You allude to my attempt to recover the Irene Adler papers, to the singular case of Miss Mary Sutherland, and to the adventure of the man with the twisted lip.
``Did he allude to his hope of being captain?''
``Not of my own; the last commission of poor Captain Leclere; you know to what I allude, Danglars it is sacred.
``Oh, my brother does not allude to its value, although it has been estimated at 100,000 francs; he means, that the articles contained in this purse are the relics of the angel I spoke of just now.''
``Then we do not see those beings to whom you allude?''
``You allude, perhaps, to the entail of this estate.''

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