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Synonyms for allude

make a more or less disguised reference to

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Yet the question to ask is this: What does the identification of a face--even one that alludes, for those in the know, to the private life of two extremely secretive artists--fundamentally add to our understanding of the work?
Dear Editor, -The external view of Selfridges is dramatic; however, to allude that it is the new Sydney Opera House is a step too far.
The Graces, an ancient symbol of liberality (Aglaia who gives, Euphrosyne who receives, Thalia who returns), in the most properly platonic sense, allude to the relationship between the divine element and the human.
But this rhythm can allude not only to the musician's tears but also to the sounds of nature.
Their jokes allude to extraordinary experiments that use liquids to perform simple quantum calculations (SN: 9/12/98, p.
Passing references to the Haitian Revolution, and to the Prosser and Turner rebellions allude to the profound impact those events had on white southern minds, but BoBBer leaves unexplored the ways in which these events shaped the hopes and dreams of the free Norfolkians.
If an iconic building must have a new and provocative image, but cannot directly call on the iconography that underlay traditional or religious architecture (because that is no longer believed), then it must produce enigmatic signifiers that allude to unusual codes.
Here is a magnificent psalm that begins to allude to God's power even in the dust of death.
Hodges's excision of leaf shapes from a photograph of a tree to reveal the white paper underneath in In this place where we meet, 2004, seems to allude to contemporary photography, and the site-specific Into out of red evokes Sol LeWitt.
Some proverbs depend on "allusio" (a veiled reference): they allude to a line or passage from a well-known author.
Numerous documents allude to the kind of activities that united Bronzino to this learned cultural community.
Many of Wall's photos allude to well-known paintings, not as showy in-jokes but as touchstones of tradition.
To give only one example, Sams relies extensively at various points on satirical writings by Thomas Nashe and Robert Greene, which allude to - or seem to allude to - William Shakespeare.
Materials and colours allude to the earth: copper red, terracotta and natural slate are set against more lightweight stainless steel and glass.
These are usually mixed with snippets of found text or references to figures of cultural authority, either scrawled onto surfaces, collaged, or laboriously constructed as sculptures that allude to the likes of Spengler, Nietzsche, Kant, Pasolini, and Mondrian.