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allusion

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a statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly
  • The lyrics contain biblical allusions.

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The first known use of allusion was in 1542

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“Allusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/allusion. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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