Definition of Allusions

1. Noun. (plural of allusion) ¹



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Definition of Allusions

1. allusion [n] - See also: allusion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allusions

allurance
allurances
allure
allured
allurement
allurements
allurer
allurers
allures
alluring
alluringly
alluringness
allurings
allus
allusion
allusions (current term)
allusive
allusively
allusiveness
allusivenesses
allusory
alluvia
alluvial
alluvial cone
alluvial deposit
alluvial fan
alluvial fans
alluvial plain
alluvial plains
alluvial sediment

Literary usage of Allusions

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1. The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1853)
"What allusions most pleasing to the imagination. ... By these allusions, a truth in the understanding is, as it were, reflected by the imagination; ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Moreover, his allusions to Maurice refer to the sufferings of the people under his government, and do not reflect on the dead emperor himself. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"The wit of compositions of this kind is naturally, for the most part, evanescent ; the covert allusions to the faults and peculiarities of the men of the ..."

4. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall (1895)
"Frequency The difficulty of supposing that the Schools of Oxford of allusions can have gradually and unaided by any sudden accession after 1170. ..."

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