What does the word allude mean?

Usage examples for allude

  1. While mentioning the peculiar arrangements which are thought necessary to the delicacy of the American ladies, or the comfort of the American gentlemen, I am tempted to allude to a story which I saw in the papers respecting the visits which it was stated Captain Basil Hall persisted in making to his wife and child on board a Mississippi steam- boat, after bring informed that doing so was contrary to law. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  2. He seemed tolerably satisfied with my answer, and taking away the letter, did not allude again to the subject, and only sent me by my maid the book which Edward had desired him to transmit to me. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  3. This is really a delicate matter, and perhaps it is brutal to allude to it at all. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009