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The allusion and a consciousness of Vancouver brought a smile into Viviette's eyes.

Austin, who did not see the allusion, had to allow Dick to speak for himself.

The youth vanishes; no reader can find a trace of him, or even an allusion to him.

Strange to say, he made no allusion to his daughter's return nor to Jim's absence.

I have been early taught to shun all allusion to his memory.

Let all allusion to him between you and me be interdicted from this time forth.

He moved about for a moment, waiting, hoping for a word or some allusion or other.

He understood the allusion, but instead of being angry, he was amused by the lesson.

This was the only allusion he ventured to make to the love affairs of Therese.

Fourthly, the meaning of the allusion to a sixth class, which is not further investigated.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin allusionem (nominative allusio) "a playing with, a reference to," noun of action from past participle stem of alludere (see allude). An allusion is never an outright or explicit mention of the person or thing the speaker seems to have in mind.

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