Allusion
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British pronunciation/ɐlˈuːʒən/
American pronunciation/əˈɫuʒən/
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a statement that implies or indirectly mentions something or someone else, especially as a literary device

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The politician made an allusion to Winston Churchill's famous speeches to inspire the nation during the crisis.
The author made an allusion to Greek mythology when describing the protagonist's Herculean strength.
The comedian often makes clever allusions to pop culture icons to connect with the audience.
Literature professors dissect passages of poetic works to apprehend deeper layers of symbolic meaning and allusion.
The teacher encouraged students to make allusions to historical events in their essays to provide context.
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