Allusively



having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by .
Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative.
Historical Examples

She rose with an air of dismissing the subject, though she continued to speak of it allusively.
The High Heart Basil King

Why, he exclaimed, allusively to its lustrous brilliance, it laughs at you.
The Confessions of a Collector William Carew Hazlitt

“Certain people have money in the bank themselves,” said Master Andres allusively.
Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo

The old mythology, when it was kept, was used allegorically and allusively.
Romance Walter Raleigh

He was between them as an awesome presence, never mentioned otherwise than allusively.
The Letter of the Contract Basil King

adjective
containing or full of allusions
adj.

c.1600, from Latin allus-, past participle stem of alludere (see allude) + -ive. Related: Allusively; allusiveness.

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