from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as allegorical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative.

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  • adjective of, or relating to allegory

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective 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.

    Marius the Epicurean — Volume 2

  • * 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.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 5

  • "It had characters who were allegoric of the political scene, including a character that was a metaphor of President Chavez," said Acosta-Alzuru.

    Venezuela Bans "Family Guy" -- But "Baywatch" Is OK (VIDEO)

  • She focused primarily on sculptural works depicting allegoric and mythological subjects, and on portraits of eminent figures of Russian history and cultural life.

    Artists: Russia and the Soviet Union.

  • I know that ... quot; Let That Be Your Last Battlefield "was only a allegoric story, but so was Orwell's ... quot; 1984".

    Gaza: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

  • 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).

    Ruth: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • 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.

    Review: Twelve by Jasper Kent

  • Yah, you better choose something more allegoric like a DNA helix or whatever catches your imagination.

    Tree Change

  • Ibsen constructed the play with any such definitely allegoric design as is here set forth.

    Little Eyolf

  • Great nobles competed with one another for royal favor by dancing “before the king in ballets heroic, allegoric and farcical.”

    Champlain's Dream


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