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The term is appropriately open-ended, since the participants devise pieces that are minimalist and mysteriously allusive.
IN THE GALLERIES: PHOTOS CAPTURE A FLEETING MOMENT, LEAVE AN INDELIBLE IMPRESSIONMARK JENKINSSEPTEMBER 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The edge of her wit had become poignant, her speech rendered logical and allusive.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
He was genial and jocose, sunburnt and romantically allusive.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
Immersed in a subject with which they were all familiar, they were allusive, elliptic, and persistently technical.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
Of course, they are not ready for the indirect and allusive manner, nor for the lyric egoism, of the pure literary essay.
LITERATURE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPORTER LANDER MACCLINTOCK
Of course letters enable you to evade some of the difficulties of the novelist's task, to be discursive, allusive and incomplete.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 146., JANUARY 14, 1914VARIOUS
This follows from the allusive way in which he and his wife are introduced—there must be a background to allusions.
BEOWULFR. W. CHAMBERS
For several days she was entertained by splendid pageantries, principally allusive to the trade and manufactures of the city.
A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF NORWICHA. D. BAYNE
The horn-book, bib, and rattle are evidently displayed as punningly allusive to his name.
THE WORKS OF WILLIAM HOGARTH: IN A SERIES OF ENGRAVINGSJOHN TRUSLER
In the centres are eagles, allusive, it is possible, to Don Alfonso's claim to be crowned Emperor….
THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF OLDER SPAIN, VOLUME I (OF 3)LEONARD WILLIAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO ALLUSIVE

  • alluded to
  • allusive
  • assumed
  • hinted at
  • implicit
  • implied
  • inarticulate
  • indirect
  • inferred
  • intimated
  • silent
  • suggested
  • undeclared
  • understood
  • unexpressed
  • unsaid
  • unspoken
  • unstated
  • unvoiced
  • wordless
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