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His deep love of literature is evident in his artworks, which still include fragments of text, as well as photographs of favorite writers and layers of literary allusions.

It’s a rich and vibrant story about love and sin and redemption, laced through with allusions to everything from Peter’s denial of Christ to the none pizza with left beef meme.

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There’s biblical allusion that I haven’t even begun to mine.

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The preacher sprinkles his calls for affordable health care with Biblical allusions, reminding voters that Bartimaeus, a blind man healed by Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, “suffered from a preexisting condition.”

By engineering standards, the Pompidou is far less practical than many buildings that make no allusion to Meccano.

The definition of “innuendo,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an oblique allusion.”

One interpretation suggests he is the embodiment of whisky, a lewd allusion to a tenured tradition of Scottish alcoholism.

From Cyrus on, however, it was all, to borrow another Biblical allusion, fire and brimstone.

And near the end of the play, Seguin offered an allusion to Fiddler on the Roof, yelling, “Sunrise, sunset!”

I never miss a chance to make an allusion to their similarity.

With every allusion that Ramona made to the saints' statues, Alessandro's desire to procure one for her deepened.

The words are very old, and conveyed a certain religious and political allusion.

The story of Longius is very common; hence Chaucer readily introduced an allusion to it, though his original has no hint of it.

There are some other survivals in man of ancient structures to which a passing allusion must suffice.

There is an obvious allusion in this line to the common proverb—'As fain as fowl of a fair morrow,' which is quoted in the Kn.

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On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to allusion, such as: quotation, charge, citation, connotation, denotation, and implication.

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