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  • I will merely allude to two or three speeches and writings, which the student of history may consult as specimens of parliamentary ability, and as eminently displaying the caste of Mr. Tazewell's intellectual character as well as his views on political subjects.

    Discourse of the Life and Character of the Hon Littleton Waller Tazewell

  • Reverse: The pyramid signifies Strength and Duration; The Eye over it & the Motto allude to the many signal interpositions of providence in favour of the American cause.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • And now they were in Vegas, on cruise control, using their eye-crossing to allude to their early period of genuine funniness.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • But I allude to him at present because a letter still exists which was given him by Smith at this period to introduce him, during a short stay he made in London, to James Oswald, then newly appointed to office at the Board of Trade.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • Washington, on the other hand, who was sitting near the door, “as soon as he heard me allude to him, from his usual modesty darted into the library-room.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • I do not here allude to their primitive origin, but simply to the general fact that among radiates the embryos of the higher classes represent, in miniature, types of the lower classes, as, for instance, those of the echinoderms resemble the medusae, those of the medusae the polyps.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

  • Some of them allude to the firmly-compressed mouth, the distended nostrils, and flashing eyes.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • I allude to Herr Stoll, son of the celebrated physician.

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Vol. 1 of 2

  • The prisoner I allude to is a gentleman of the name of Burritt, a native of New Haven, in the State of Connecticut; his connections are of the highest respectability in that city, which is notorious for its adherence to Federal principles.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • While David Cameron has made a persuasive case for overhauling the NHS, he did not allude to the tricky but necessary business of redesigning hospital services.

    Radical change in the NHS is essential

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