Definition: refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
Definition: refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
Sentences Containing 'allude'
``You allude, perhaps, to the entail of this estate.''
``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.
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.
``Then we do not see those beings to whom you allude?''
``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.''
I will here only allude to what may be called correlated variation.
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.
But in making these and the following remarks, I am compelled to allude to subjects hereafter to be discussed.
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 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 wonderful manner in which certain butterflies imitate, as first described by Mr. Bates, other and quite distinct species.
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.
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.
I believe it is unnecessary to add that I allude to Mr. justice Blackstone.'
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.
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.'
'I don't allude to the matter in that light,' said Mr. Spenlow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Racial coding is implicit; it incorporates racially primed language or imagery to allude to racial attitudes and thinking.
Others allude to its shape as closely resembling a cardinal's skullcap or zucchetto.
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.
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...")".
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.
The arms of Walkinshaw allude to this office of hereditary forester.
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.”"
This is not intended to cover poetry readings with musical backdrops, songs that allude to poems, or works always intended to be songs.
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.
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.
The cross is decorated with plants, flowers and flames at the top (which allude to the Passion of Christ) all sculpted into the stone.
Accordingly, Debussy uses certain harmonies to allude to the plot of the legend, in the style of musical symbolism.
The use of stark, open fifths here allude to the idea of church bells that sound from the distance, across the ocean.
In this scene, Dad does allude to the war.
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"):
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".
More Vocab Wordssomber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
conjugal - pertaining to marriage
odoriferous - giving off an odor
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society