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  • adv. in an allegorical manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an allegorical manner; by way of allegory.

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  • adv. in an allegorical manner


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  • This horrible hole whence there was no escape -- where men were thrust to die by inches as all of these had died before him -- the repulsive and blood-sucking insect was in truth a fitting name allegorically for such a place, which swallowed up the lives of men.

    The Sign of the Spider

  • In the Edwyn Collins 'single "A Girl Like You" he uses the word "allegorically" for the first and possibly only time in the history of popular music.

    Word Magazine -

  • 1 Peter 1:11, that everything, in the Old Testament, is said "allegorically," that is, in reference to the Church cf.

    Archive 2008-03-09

  • Cacoyannis appropriated the classics in order to circumvent the censorship of the junta and speak out allegorically against the oppressive regime.

    Katerina Zacharia: Remembering Michael Cacoyannis

  • I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Weston, the foil to Ransom, the not-at-all-allegorically-named hero of C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy.

    MIND MELD: Bad Guys We Love to Hate: The Best Literary Villains in SF/F/H

  • In the scene set in Nikos Valsamakis '1961 iconic modernist summerhouse, we see stylish men and women who allegorically represent civilization at the height of Rome, flirting and conversing in front of the camera, but there is a tension in the dynamic between the sexes, which ostensibly leads to a fight scene in the last act.

    Spread ArtCulture: Interview: Eve Sussman - on the making of her film, Rape of the Sabine Women

  • Apparently, this context is meant to be significant, the story Tassie tells in some way inflected by or representing allegorically the immediate aftermath of 9/11, but exactly why it is significant or how the story "responds" to the period after the Twin Towers collapsed and before theIraq war beganI am not able to say.

    March 2010

  • Where Barth and Coover laid bare the devices of fiction allegorically (J. Henry Waugh as "author" of his fictional baseball world) or through the occasional narrative disruption (the "author" making his presence known, as in Barth's "Life-Story"), Federman's fiction was more direct and unremitting in its undermining of narrative illusion.

    January 2010

  • But although these things are awe-inspiring, yet from another point of view, if they be not taken allegorically, they are altogether impious, and violate our sense of what is fitting.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • I would interpret A as true if taken allegorically, not literally.

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