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Definition of "allusiveness" [al•lu•sive•ness]

  • The quality of being allusive. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "allusiveness" in a sentence
  • "I direct students to the rich allusiveness of his work, his careful craftsmanship, and his often hidden meanings."
  • "The heavy-handed allusiveness may just be an aesthetic mistake, a secondary flaw we have to countenance while otherwise acknowledging the narrative power of the novel as a whole."
  • "Any poetry removed from popular diction will inevitably become as esoteric as 18th-century satire (perfected by Alexander Pope), whose dense allusiveness and preciosity drove the early Romantic poets into the countryside to find living speech again."