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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALLUDE

She could not allude to such things without at least a possibility of response.

When I use the word simplicity, I allude, of course, to everyday cooking.

He did not allude by a single word to the affair of the watch.

The construction adopted in the text, might allude to the marriage of Rowena with Vortigern.

"I don't know to what you allude, Joe," said Mr. Lavender severely.

"I have no experience of this profound desire to which you allude," enunciated Tibby.

It does not allude to the original from which it is taken; it is quite free from mysticism and Neo-Platonism.

I allude to a letter from the Committee, which came in the Virginia to Cadiz.

You heard him allude last night to the unfortunate La Binet.

"To show you that the service you allude to is now paid," she riposted sternly.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "mock," from Middle French alluder or directly from Latin alludere "to play, sport, joke, jest," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Meaning "make an indirect reference, point in passing" is from 1570s. Related: Alluded; alluding.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALLUDE

apply

verbbe appropriate, relevant
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