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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, characteristic of, or containing allegory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of allegory; figurative; describing by resemblances.

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  • adjective of, relating to, or containing allegory

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  • adjective used in or characteristic of or containing allegory

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Examples

  • It dawns on the man, in allegorical death, that it is neither possible nor necessary to cast off the trappings of culture that comprise his conditioned life, nor need he cross any putative hallowed threshold to gain the freedom embodied by the Law (a law being the one thing that is not subject to itself), because he realizes that freedom is always already the case on either side of the gate.

    Kafka and the Coincidence of Opposites

  • We have too, the story of his exploits told in allegorical form.

    St. George and Canada

  • Peter Wilby reckoned the article had been 'allegorical' - another word for lies.

    Paying for the BNP.

  • Peter Wilby reckoned the article had been 'allegorical' - another word for lies.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Which is to say, in allegorical terms, the devil can go merrily on his way in the world, coercing its inhabitants into sin regardless of any risk of damnation, because God’s Law is not being enacted upon sinners.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Still, on watching the movie a good couple of decades since I last read the book, as much as I found it enjoyable enough, I couldn’t help but start to think through just what Lewis is saying here, in allegorical terms, just how it all turns on the idea that, by the rules of Deep Magic, Edmund must die.

    Thoughts on Narnia

  • Still, on watching the movie a good couple of decades since I last read the book, as much as I found it enjoyable enough, I couldn’t help but start to think through just what Lewis is saying here, in allegorical terms, just how it all turns on the idea that, by the rules of Deep Magic, Edmund must die.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Which is to say, in allegorical terms, the devil can go merrily on his way in the world, coercing its inhabitants into sin regardless of any risk of damnation, because God’s Law is not being enacted upon sinners.

    Thoughts on Narnia

  • Christian Scientists have given Bible terms allegorical, metaphysical definitions that are completely different from normal usage.

    The Problem With Faith « Lean Left

  • Christian Scientists have given Bible terms allegorical, metaphysical definitions that are completely different from normal usage.

    The Problem With Faith « Lean Left

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