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- adj. of, or relating to allegory
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as allegorical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used in or characteristic of or containing allegory
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Its singular intimations, however, were sufficient to throw back on this strange evening, in all its detail -- the dance, the readings, the distant fire -- a kind of allegoric expression: gave it the character of one of those famous Platonic figures or apologues which had then been in fact under discussion.
* Note: A singular "allegoric" explanation of this strange fact has recently been broached: it is connected with the charge of idolatry and Eastern heretical opinions subsequently made against the Templars.
"It had characters who were allegoric of the political scene, including a character that was a metaphor of President Chavez," said Acosta-Alzuru.
She focused primarily on sculptural works depicting allegoric and mythological subjects, and on portraits of eminent figures of Russian history and cultural life.
I know that ... quot; Let That Be Your Last Battlefield "was only a allegoric story, but so was Orwell's ... quot; 1984".
The allegoric exegeses of Ruth 2: 9: “And when you are thirsty, go down to the jars and drink some of [the water] that the men have drawn” that understand this “drinking” as drawing Torah from the righteous and the Sanhedrin (Ruth Rabbah 4: 12) may be connected to the need to clarify this law (as is also indicated by the context in Ruth Rabbah).
The success of Twelve lies not in the refreshing tale of vampires, the intelligent integration with historical context, or even the allegoric use of vampires in a war novel, but in its central character, Aleksei.
Yah, you better choose something more allegoric like a DNA helix or whatever catches your imagination.
Ibsen constructed the play with any such definitely allegoric design as is here set forth.
Great nobles competed with one another for royal favor by dancing “before the king in ballets heroic, allegoric and farcical.”
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