Examples of allude in a Sentence
- As alluded to previously, the entire universe may actually exist in a higher-dimensional space. —Clifford A. Pickover, Surfing Through Hyperspace, 1999
- Adams had alluded to slavery in 1816, when he confided to Jefferson that "there will be greater difficulties to preserve our Union, than You and I, our Fathers Brothers Friends … have had to form it." —Joseph J. Ellis, American Heritage, May/June 1993
- The more challenging problems in fact—ones that the optimists rarely allude to—will be the problems of success. —Charles R. Morris, Atlantic, October 1989
Mrs. Simons alluded to some health problems, without being specific.
Recent Examples of allude from the Web
But the video doesn't explicitly allude to anything about Joe.
Sheridan said, alluding to early season losses the Knights suffered.
As Apple’s Whisenhunt alluded, birds have long flown into glass windows.
Prunty has often alluded to a plan that the Bucks are constantly looking at and following but hasn't revealed anything further.
Hinchman then alluded to Brooks' appearances on cable TV news shows as well as infighting among the state's GOP congressional delegation - which typically votes in agreement with each other.
For example, Khattak’s sister is barely speaking to him because of an offense dating from earlier in the series that’s alluded to here but not described.
And what about the extended Djoker 2016 malaise that journalists allude to like an open-secret, but that fans are still scratching heads over?
Künstler, meaning artist in German, Deckard’s mother tongue, alludes to the concentration of artists and galleries in the area.
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Usage of allude
Allude is a word with playful roots—literally. It comes from the Latin alludere, which means "to play with," and shares the root of Latin ludere ("to play") with other English words, such as ludicrous and delude. One of the former meanings of allude was "to engage in wordplay": this sense is now long obsolete.
Although some people think that allude must always specifically entail an indirect reference, this is not the case; people have been using allude in the sense of "to refer to directly" for well over a century (as in "The Man Without a Country," the short story by Edward Everett Hale from 1863: "He never alluded so directly to his story again..."). So while allude may more commonly be used in the sense of expressing something indirectly, it is neither uncommon nor improper to use it to mean something more direct.
Allude need not always be followed by the preposition to, although that is the most common construction in modern usage.
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