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
The former presidents have alluded to their thoughts on Mr. Trump's leadership before.
Dettelbach in his speech may have been alluding to the timing of the donations.
Newcastle United are reportedly subject to interest from a Chinese consortium as those within St James' Park start to allude to the fact that owner Mike Ashley is starting the process of a long-drawn-out farewell to the club.
Stone herself has alluded to the fact that King versus Riggs can read a lot like Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump.
Bono said, alluding to the Fab Four’s career-concluding 1969 rooftop performance in London.
Three Chicago men charged with armed robbery in Lake Bluff inadvertently fled into the Highland Park Police Department while trying to allude capture Friday, according to police.
Their plans are not much discussed, their backgrounds only obliquely alluded to.
He and his surrogates will continue to allude to its origins (as a Muslim ban) and purpose (to ban Muslims).
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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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