Phrases with "allusion"

Anthony Trollope There has been no allusion made to their reason for leaving the house. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Meredith Some allusion to belief in a favourable opinion of him . One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

John Galsworthy He made no allusion to Hatty in his letter, so I hope the wound is beginning to heal. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope I might go further, and say that such an allusion is in itself an insult — an insult now repeated after hours of deliberation — an insult which I will not endure to have repeated again. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

The “Silent Chimes” they are always called when, by chance, allusion is made to them, and will be so called for ever. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

George Gissing Those present who did not understand the allusion were quickly enlightened by their neighbours. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Edith Wharton It occurred to her at once that she might possibly insinuate an allusion to the new healer; but wisdom counselled a waiting policy, and she laid down her paper and smiled expectantly. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

George Meredith The farmer made no remarks, save that he reckoned Master Gammon was right—in allusion to the veteran’s somnolent observation overnight; and strange things were acted before his eyes. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Anthony Trollope Both Lopez and his wife were still living in Manchester Square. Not another word had been said as to that notice to quit, nor an allusion made to it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Paine It is scarcely possible to touch on any subject, that will not suggest an allusion to some corruption in governments. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

George Gissing All allusion to Hubert was avoided between them. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins Once, and once only, the placid surface of our lives was just gently ruffled by an allusion to the past. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Walter Scott For Heaven’s sake, then, my dear Julian, avoid upon all occasions the slightest allusion to Moultrassie, or any of its inhabitants. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope His allusion to the poet and the partridges was received very well. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The Marquis made no allusion to this, but went on. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Anthony Trollope On the following morning the priest was very jolly at breakfast, and in speaking of the ladies at Ardkill made no allusion whatever to the conversation of the previous evening. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Edith Wharton She said to herself that Wyant had doubtless made some allusion to his situation, and that her husband, conscious only of a great debt of gratitude, had at once sat down to draw a cheque for him. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Anthony Trollope Any allusion to a possibility that the verdict had been a mistaken verdict was distasteful to her. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

No allusion was made to that evening of their marriage, when, escaping from Cayrol’s wrath, she had thrown herself in Madame Desvarennes’s arms, and had allowed her secret to be found out. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell They avoided even the slightest allusion to him; and none of them knew how seldom or how often he might be present in the minds of the others. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

George Meredith His allusion to the incessant pursuit of young Crossjay to pin him to lessons was appreciated. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope In all this there had been no allusion to love on the part of Isabel. Had there been, her uncle could hardly have pressed upon her the claims of his nephew. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Edgar Allan Poe You cannot take up a common newspaper in which you shall not see some allusion to the immortal Thigum Bob. It is Mr. Thingum Bob said so, and Mr. Thingum Bob wrote this, and Mr. Thingum Bob did that. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Many passages in allusion to this subject will at once suggest themselves to the classical reader; but this art was never carried on openly in any country. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope But the prospect of an explanation — or otherwise of a fight — between two leading politicians will fill the House; and any allusion to our Eastern Empire will certainly empty it. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Now it seems to be considered ill-mannered to make any allusion to such subjects!’ From which it may be seen that this old Tregear was very conservative indeed. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith He replied with the usual allusion to a basis of aristocracy. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Not that Herries gave her opportunity: he would have no pity, no tenderness, no allusion to the event. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope There is no allusion to such borrowing from a client made by any contemporary. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Wilkie Collins What was the event which gave the Indians their first chance of seizing the Diamond?” I understood the allusion to my experience. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

He said, in allusion to the poster: “Are you having these people in the house?” She was so unused to being addressed by customers that at the sound of his voice she jumped in her seat. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Thomas Hardy You rather expected this, from my allusion to a ceremony in my note, did you not, Margery?’ ‘Yes, sir,’ said she, with an effort. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson She did not understand any allusion to Drake. ‘Now for a good practice,’ she said, as Georgie limped into the drawing-room. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

When next they met he cowed before her with a craven air, and made no allusion to this scene. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

The arrangements were soon made, and he took his leave without any further allusion to personal matters. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

VEGETATION AND MOISTURE It seems fitting and quite safe to point a moral, by allusion to certain conditions prevalent during 1907. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope But she had taught herself not to expect any allusion to his love. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James He observed before long that she asked him no questions about their common friends; she made no allusion to the circumstances under which he had been presented to her. The American by Henry James [1877]

Henry James Peter had gathered at first that Lady Agnes wouldn’t trust herself to speak directly of her trouble, and he had obeyed what he supposed the best discretion in making no allusion to it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Gertrude Stein Isn't it Flemish. I know that allusion it is an allusion to a reached heart. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Edith Wharton I was so struck by the absence of rancour in her tone that finally, out of sheer curiosity, I made an allusion to the horror of having the enemy under one’s roof. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Thomas Hobbes The words, as I have said before, are an allusion to those of Zechariah, 13. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Sigmund Freud Often the speech is only an allusion to an event contained in the dream-thoughts; the meaning of the dream is quite different. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jules Verne Comme il ne fit aucune allusion à son absence pendant ces huit jours, je m’abstins de lui en parler, et je répondis simplement que mes compagnons et moi nous étions prêts à le suivre. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Still, for various reasons, he did not consider himself in any way implicated, and rather suspiciously concludes with an allusion to his pecuniary difficulties and a flourish. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Two crowds, it may almost be said; for, from the opposite way, the scarlet-and-purple party — as Mr. Carlyle’s was called, in allusion to his colors — came in view. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Jules Verne De mon côté, je ne fis aucune allusion à ses projets de fuite, car je ne voulais pas le pousser à quelque tentative qui eût infailliblement avorté. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

George Meredith Then, too, the store of jewels held by certain private families called for remark and an allusion to Sindbad the sailor, whose eyes were to dilate wider than they did in the valley of diamonds. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Samuel Johnson The allusion is to archery, when a man has fixed upon his object, after taking good aim. Preface to Shakespeare by Samuel Johnson [1765]

Edith Wharton During dinner their talk moved in its usual limited circle; but Archer noticed that his wife made no allusion to Madame Olenska, nor to old Catherine’s reception of her. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Anthony Trollope The allusion to the purse made him sadder than ever. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Sidney Colvin Moreover there is an allusion by Keats himself to this letter in another which he wrote the next day to Reynolds, whereby its true date can be fixed with precision as Friday, March 13. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Anthony Trollope The allusion to Lord Lambswool had not been pleasant to them, but it had not been worse than they had expected. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Charles Kingsley The Lord have mercy on me!” All were silent as the grave whenever Yeo made any allusion to that lost child. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

It is noteworthy, but not wonderful, that the scenes visited in this tour called forth no poetry from Burns, save here and there an allusion that occurred in some of his later songs. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

James Joyce She alluded once or twice to her husband but her tone was not such as to make the allusion a warning. Dubliners by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope In this frequent allusion to the passion which most stirs the imagination of the young, there must be danger. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope But even this allusion to her and to the pony made the letter something to her of intense interest. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Cristel had saved my life — but she would hear of no allusion to it. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes made no allusion to the case until after we had deposited our suitcases at the ancient hostel of which he had spoken. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Benjamin Disraeli And the slightest allusion to it among the initiated will open every heart. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

E. F. Benson Lucia had really been remarkably rude, and, if allusion was made to it, he was ready to confess that she seemed a little worried. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Anthony Trollope The second letter from the Countess was severe in its tone — asking why no promise had been made, no assurance given — no allusion made to the only subject that could now be of interest. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith The allusion of the Queen of Blondes had stung her in the unacknowledged regions where women discard themselves and are most sensitive. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Sarah Orne Jewett When’d you git back from up country?” This allusion to Asa’s origin was not lost upon the rest of the company. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Still, the strange allusion to the battle of Waterloo remained unexplained. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

As the time went on and the impenetrable Carrados made no allusion to the case, Carlyle’s manner inclined to a waggish commiseration of his host’s position. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Elizabeth Gaskell No second-rate imitator can write in that way; no coarse scene-painter can charm us with an allusion so delicate and perfect. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Meredith An allusion to it killed her smiling. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Henry James At any rate this was the only allusion that she made to his bothers and worries. Mrs. Temperly by Henry James [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell I got so miserable about it, I could bear no allusion to the book. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Charles Kingsley An old hoop is better than a deer’s bone, as Ayacanora knows — eh?” “I don’t know anything about it,” said she, who was always nettled at the least allusion to her past wild life. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Trollope He did speak a few words to her before his journey to London, but in those words there was no allusion made to the great subject which must be discussed between them. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He had spoken nothing then of the pleasures of love, nor had he made any allusion to the dove-like softness of women. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Wilkie Collins Yes; he had remained at his post; he had also heard the allusion to the place with the odd name. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

What do you mean by banging into my office like an insane giraffe?’— this in allusion to Mrs Cheedle’s height. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Benjamin Disraeli The allusion to the nose had done away with all the constitutional doubts which had been sported so moderately at the commencement of the evening. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

I expect that’s the way to your heart — eh, boys?” At this elegant allusion to the lash, the gang laughed again, and looked at each other astonished. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

I cautiously abstained from all allusion to those visionary deceptions, which she had confided to me as the truthful impressions of spirit, if not of sense. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Wilkie Collins His fertility of allusion to topics of the past and present alike, was truly inexhaustible. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

No allusion was ever made to it now. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Henry James Instead of gaily denouncing and caressing me, they made no allusion to my having failed them, and I was left, for the time, on perceiving that she too said nothing, to study Mrs. Grose’s odd face. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

How has Silvanus acted?” (Under the name of Silvanus he couches that of Petrarch, in allusion to his love of rural retirement. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Charles Dudley Warner The allusion to his having to put once more to sea evidently refers to his anxiety on returning to his literary pursuits, after a season of entire idleness. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

It is impossible to describe the care of these poor mortals to avoid every word that might appear like an allusion to the former condition of their patron. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

He believed, however, that he recognized Maurice d’Escorval. After his son’s confession, M. d’Escorval was prudent enough to make no allusion to the hopes he, himself, entertained. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

But praise would lack the force of moderation and equipoise, if allusion were not made to some of its defects. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

John Galsworthy Never since the summer evening last year, when she came back home after Wilfrid’s flight, had she made or suffered any allusion to her feelings. Over the River by John Galsworthy

George Meredith An allusion by Arthur to the poetical work of Aratus, led to a memorably pleasant evening’s discourse upon the long reading of the stars by these our mortal eyes. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Walter Scott It seems reasonable to believe, that the following ballad must have been written before the death of Lord Maxwell, in 1613; otherwise there would have been some allusion to that event. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Elizabeth Gaskell She wondered that with all this dwelling on the manufactures and trade of the place, no allusion was made to the strike then pending. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Edith Wharton He had been on a tour around the world, and Undine could not look at a newspaper without seeing some allusion to his progress. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Edith Wharton Truscomb, it appeared, had made no allusion to Dillon; his avowed purpose in summoning his assistant had been to discuss with the latter the question of the proposed nursery and schools. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Edith Wharton Lita smiled vaguely when he was mentioned, and merely remarked, when her mother-in-law once risked an allusion to the future: “I thought we were here to be cured of plans. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

In the morning Cornelius made no allusion to the events of the night. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Anthony Trollope She made no allusion either to his rank or to his office, but treated him just as she might have done any other suitor,—which was exactly what he wanted. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope It was so unpleasant that it made her ears tingle when she read it and remembered that the person to whom special allusion was made was one whom she had taught herself to regard as her friend. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Anthony Trollope And there came congratulations from Mr. Cox, in which no allusion whatever was made to the Squire’s somewhat uncivil conduct at their last meeting. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Samuel Johnson It is, however, proper to observe, that Mr. Savage always declared the characters wholly fictitious, and without the least allusion to any real persons or actions. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Wilkie Collins In the eighth chapter of Betteredge’s Narrative, an allusion will be found to the arrival of a foreigner and a stranger at my aunt’s house, who came to see me on business. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Early, Madame de la Rougierre made her appearance; she searched my eyes darkly and shrewdly, but made no allusion to Mary Quince’s visit. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

On my return journey I coldly ignored the appeals of the camp-kettle, and when I met the rescuing party which had been for some hours trailing me made no allusion to the real purpose of my excursion. The Mirage by Ambrose Bierce

George Eliot There was no attitude in which his pride did not feel its bruises; and in all behavior toward him, whether kind or cold, he detected an allusion to the change in his circumstances. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Not that Miriam’s indifferent acquaintances were safe from similar outbreaks of her displeasure, especially if they ventured upon any allusion to the model. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

James Joyce But then the allusion is lost. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Henry James It left a slight stir of the air which Peter proceeded to allay by an allusion comparatively speaking more relevant. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

It was an allusion so direct, so pointed, that the young woman turned aside to hide her blush, and to avoid meeting Henry’s eyes. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Meredith An allusion to Lord Dannisburgh’s fit of illness in the House of Lords led to her saying that there was no doubt he had been fascinated, and that, in her opinion, Mrs. Warwick was a dangerous woman. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Marcel Prous Si elle faisait allusion aux bruits que de rares personnes faisaient courir sur le baron, c’était seulement comme à d’absurdes et infâmes inventions. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

Elizabeth Gaskell Any allusion to the subject which has been the final cause of the state in which she now is must be most cautiously avoided, even to a chance word which may bring it to her memory. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mind, no allusion or mention of Roger, and this piece of folly. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

All my life it has been a vexation to me that a chance word or allusion should bring the colour to my cheek. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Edith Wharton The decisive word came, one evening toward the end of May, in the form of an allusion on Amherst’s part to Cicely’s approaching visit. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Henry James But that won’t be just yet,” Miss Bordereau continued cannily, as if to correct any hopes that this courageous allusion to the last receptacle of her mortality might lead me to entertain. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

George Meredith I am among the descendants of the Roundheads. Now and then an allusion to old domestic differences, in perfect good temper. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle She made no allusion to it afterwards, and I made none, for a promise is a promise, but she has never known an easy hour from that moment. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Charles Dickens I forget how it came about, but some allusion was made to his having a wife. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

In allusion to the sport of cock-fighting, a coward is called “a duck with spurs. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

George Meredith A letter from Mr. Tonans, containing an enclosure, was a sharp trial of Diana’s endurance of the irony of Fate. She had spoken of the irony in allusion to her freedom. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope This allusion to her lover had called a blush up over her whole face, so that Mrs Cornbury well knew that she had been understood. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

If any doubt had for a moment existed, as to whom the allusion was intended to apply, it was at once removed. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope Here it is simply presumed that every man will worship a God, and no allusion is made even to Christianity. In Massachusetts they are again hardly honest. North America by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott I do not reckon the promise I made the less binding, that you very generously make no allusion to it. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Wilkie Collins Without alarming her by any needless allusion to Doctor Allday or to Miss Jethro, he answered her inquiries (so far as he was himself concerned) without reserve. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Anthony Trollope But on all these matters there had been no discussion now for a month, nor even an allusion to them. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

He then remounted his feet, ascended to the pulpit, and resumed his discourse, making no allusion to the incident. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

This allusion to the past was a sharper stroke than any that Philip Sheldon had before received. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope The intercourse between our hero and Mrs. Smith had been such that, as a gentleman, he could not leave her without some allusion to future meetings. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Thus in the inscriptions of Edfu we find perpetual allusion to the cultus of Denderah, and vice versa. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Berwick was at an utter loss for words, and every moment he expected the woman before him to make some more direct allusion to the condition under which he held his fortune. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Edith Wharton There had been, as yet, no allusion to their marriage, except that Evelina had once told her sister that Mr. Ramy wished them to invite Mrs. Hochmuller and Linda to the wedding. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Edith Wharton It had vanished instantly under the cool touch of Mrs. Sellars’s allusion to Judith. He had succeeded, it was true: there could be no doubt that he had succeeded. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Henry James For him indeed was no comfort even in complaint, since every allusion to what had befallen them but made the author of their trouble more present. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

George Meredith An allusion to ‘Jack on shore’ almost persuaded her that his uncle Everard had inspired the writer of the article. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Gissing He began by a seemingly careless allusion to the tattle about himself, which, as it appeared, had been started in Rome by some one who wished him ill. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli His allusion to her father had drawn tears, which could not be restrained even in a crowded saloon. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Anthony Trollope There is a woman, of whom not to speak in a work purporting to be a memoir of my own life would be to omit all allusion to one of the chief pleasures which has graced my later years. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James She caught, however, after a second’s thought, at the Princess’s allusion to her lost reassurance. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope He preached once or twice in a distant church in the suburbs of the city but made no allusion to the cathedral service. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Do you suppose he would have abandoned you to starve or to work?” The allusion touched every chord within her bosom, and the tears fell fast. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Wilkie Collins Grosse’s statement, on the other hand, makes no allusion to this. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Sigmund Freud The nurse, as well as Daudet's Sappho, appears as an allusion to his recently abandoned mistress. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed, I met him pacing round the inclosure a few days afterwards, and his manner towards me was civil, though he made no allusion to our former conversation. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

George Gissing Her reserve was still unbroken, though there never appeared the least coldness in her manner; she talked with perfect freedom of everything that contained no allusion to herself. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope The grief that cannot bear allusion to its causes has generally something of affectation in its composition. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Mlle. Blanche replied that she had not made the slightest allusion to flowers. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope Frequent allusion was made to the cautious Dod, who, year after year, had reported that the Duke of Omnium exercised considerable influence in the borough. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He had meant it as an allusion of a tender sort to all that she would sacrifice in the case of a quarrel with his mother; but there was indeed no graceful way of touching on that. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

On the other hand, the supposed allusion to Lyttelton and Fielding, to be found in the first edition of Peregrine Pickle, but afterwards suppressed, receives a certain confirmation. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Anthony Trollope The nickname he could easily have forgiven, but the allusion to the divine source of all his melodious joy would have irritated even him. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

In the refectory allusion was made, at the table where Gerard sat, to the sudden death of the monk who had undertaken to write out fresh copies of the charter of the monastery, and the rule, etc. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Wilkie Collins Will you dine with us to-day, my dear sir, and bring your little fairy with you?” Lucy was far from receiving this complimentary allusion in the spirit in which it had been offered. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anthony Trollope He had his own reasons for dropping any marked allusion to his domestic chaplain, and he therefore made his shoulder rather cold for the occasion. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

The allusion to the boy’s keep was an additional thrust, for it was beginning to be rather a sore subject. David Garth’s Night-Watch by Ellen Wood [1869]

He was reserved only if allusion were ever ventured to his birth or history. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle I then threw out some allusion to the rock temples of Yucatan, which he instantly picked up and enlarged upon. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Every thought that was devoted to it was an extreme anguish, and every word that I spoke in allusion to it caused my lips to quiver, and my heart to palpitate. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Marcel Prous Et si elle faisait allusion à ce qu’elle avait souffert, je lui fermais la bouche avec mes baisers et je l’assurais qu’elle était maintenant guérie pour toujours. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

Charles Dickens Perhaps it would have been better, on the whole, if no allusion to it had escaped me. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

John Lewis Burckhard To this circumstance an allusion is made in the Koran (chap. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope She didn’t like the allusion to the countess. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot It was only a wonder that there was no tinge of vulgarity about her, considering what the rest of poor Lucy’s relations were — an allusion which always made the Miss Guests shudder a little. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Wilkie Collins I engaged him on the spot, and jocosely christened him Polycarp the Second, in allusion to the character he was to represent on my canvas. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope In the constitutions of South Carolina and Virginia I find no allusion to the public provision for education; but in those of North Carolina and Georgia it is enjoined. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Any allusion to the idea of love wounded her, as though it was too impossible for dreams, too holy for words. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope No allusion had been made to any visit from him to the North. She would not have dared to suggest it in the presence of her brother, and was almost as much cowed by her brother’s wife. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens My own history may be summed up in very few words; and even those I should have spared the reader but for my friend’s allusion to me some time since. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

No allusion was made to anyone’s private affairs. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

But no, Mr. Sleuth made no allusion to what might well have disturbed any quiet gentleman at his reading. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Anthony Trollope There had been no allusion to that branch of the subject. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith Emma knew she must have seen in the library a row of her literary ventures, exquisitely bound; but there was no allusion to the books. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Edith Wharton Ethan had imagined that his allusion might open the way to the accepted pleasantries, and these perhaps in turn to a harmless caress, if only a mere touch on her hand. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

In the morning, however, Rufus Dawes was first at work, and made no allusion to the scene of the previous evening. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Marcel Prous Andrée, sur une allusion qu’on fit à mi-voix à cela, me dit: «Oh! là-dessus je suis comme Albertine, il n’y a rien qui nous fasse horreur à toutes les deux comme cela. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

Walter Scott An allusion to it likewise occurs in Parrot’s Laquei Ridiculosi, or Springes for Woodcocks; London, 1613. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

The allusion was not complimentary to his pupils, for if Le Beau figured as Orpheus, what were the animals? However, the hot-tempered little man refused to change his allegory and the group remained. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

She soothed my feelings, endeavoured to calm my emotions, and disclaimed all intention of conveying any allusion to me. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Henry James Her allusion was improper, even if she herself wasn’t; Mrs. Brigstock’s emotion simplified: it came to the same thing. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Henry Handel Richardson She was ever on the look-out for an allusion to her mother’s position, and for the slight that was bound to accompany it. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Benjamin Disraeli Cadurcis, in allusion to his sudden and singular success, had been in the habit of saying to his intimates, that he ‘woke one morning and found himself famous. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Henry James It must be added that he had never made an allusion to their visit to Hoffendahl; so that Hyacinth also, out of pride, held his tongue on the subject. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Sigmund Freud The second contains an allusion to a scene of childhood; the two portions are connected by the mention of the bed. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Meredith But this is a theme for the Dame, who would full surely have committed another breach of the treaty, had there not been allusion to her sisterhood’s view of the government of human affairs. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope Lady Eardham could have boxed his ears; but she smiled upon him ineffably, pressed his hand, and in the most natural way in the world alluded to some former allusion about riding and the park. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Gissing When next they encountered Mr. Warbeck made bold to borrow ten shillings, without the most distant allusion to his outstanding debt. The Salt of the Earth by George Gissing

Elizabeth Gaskell It was not long before she saw him leave the house, accompanied by the faithful old clerk; and when he met her at dinner, he made no allusion to his morning visitor, or to his subsequent going out. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Alphonse Daudet Not once did the brave officer let out any allusion to the trip to Africa; but when the public clamour grew too loud, he determined to have his say. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Anthony Trollope He composed a memoir of his Consulate in Greek, which he sent to Atticus with an allusion to his own use of the foreign language intended to show that he is quite at ease in that matter. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry James He made no allusion to his term being near, to the probability that he should not outlast the summer. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Meredith And the earl’s readiness to be complimented on the shop’s particular merits, his gratified air at an allusion to it, whirled the fun faster. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Wilkie Collins They offered him a chance of pleading his cause, this time, with a happy indirectness of allusion at which not even a young lady’s susceptibility could take offence. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

There was some allusion to Mr. Hawkehurst’s departure in the course of dinner, and Philip Sheldon expressed some surprise. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

George Meredith His allusion to the humming of the tune of the mice gave Temple a fit of remorse, and he apologized. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Charles Dickens No word of its real use, no hint of its nightly service, no allusion to its peculiar properties, had ever passed between him and his most intimate friends. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Wilkie Collins No!” he cried, interrupting Romayne, who instantly understood the allusion to Vange Abbey —“no! I must beg you to hear me out. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Maria Edgeworth When Lady Davenant appeared, no inquiries concerning her health were made by her daughter or by the general — no allusion to her having been unwell. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins He had evidently heard what we had been saying to each other, before I detected him — for he touched his eyes, and lifted his hands pityingly in allusion to Lucilla’s blindness. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Henry James She looked at her young friend from head to foot, but not harshly nor defiantly; with a cold gentleness rather, and an absence of any air of allusion to their last meeting. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

In all his letters, in all his papers, in all his biographical memoranda, not a word of allusion is to be found to the misfortune, nor to the death, of the most loyal of his adherents. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Jules Verne The newspapers avoided speaking of them, and the account of the performance which appeared in the “Quiquendone Memorial,” made no allusion to this intoxication of the entire audience. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]