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
Users also shared memes alluding to using vehicles against opponents.
Swift just released the image of a full snake on her Instagram—no doubt alluding to all those snake emojis that popped up on her social media in July 2016 following some drama between her and ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris.
Whalen said, and alluded to the extended hours CVS would offer in comparison to Laguna Drug.
The documents in the Kadar case suggest that authorities had been tracking AlphaBay for a while: The search-warrant application alludes to screenshots of Kadar’s activity on the marketplace taken in mid-March.
That Stuart Saves His Family was alluded to in a tide-turning ad in a historic race has to rank among the dumbest things ever to happen in American history.
The video may have alluded to a grander new addition but there is no doubt Taylor will be overjoyed by such effort to announce his extension at St Mary's.
Details on performances have not yet been revealed, but Chapek alluded to an experience similar to Frozen Live at the Hyperion.
Speaking on the ABC news program This Week Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, alluded to Secret Service vetting of a June 2016 meeting between Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and the President's son.
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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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Definition of allude for Students
- She only alluded to my past mistakes.
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