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  • noun Plural form of allegory.

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Examples

  • To see his works as mainly political fables or allegories is fallacious.

    Naguib Mahfouz – The Son of Two Civilizations

  • On the right hand of the Judge are -- not the Jews confronting the Gentiles on the left -- nor exactly the well-conducted and well-balanced people who get there in Greek allegories -- but a group of men and women who realize where they are with a gasp of surprise.

    The Jesus of History

  • On the right hand of the Judge are ” not the Jews confronting the Gentiles on the left ” nor exactly the well-conducted and well-balanced people who get there in Greek allegories ” but a group of men and women who realize where they are with a gasp of surprise.

    The Jesus of History

  • The pictures are pleasing as form and color alone, but without titles the allegories are too difficult for people unaccustomed to interpreting this kind of art.

    The Jewel City

  • It is remarkable that this propensity of inventing tales and allegories, which is so common to our Indians, is one of the most general traits of the human mind.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • It is remarkable that this propensity of inventing tales and allegories, which is so common to our Indians, is one of the most general traits of the human mind.

    Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • Some of these effects can serve to construct partial and ultimately inadequate (classical) "allegories" of the materiality of the "body" in question, both that of the manifest effects or of the irreducibly inconceivable efficacious processes responsible for these effects.

    Thinking Singularity with Immanuel Kant and Paul de Man: Aesthetics, Epistemology, History and Politics

  • Nevermind that C.S. Lewis was a Christian missionary and his stories were "allegories" to Christianity (in fact I only knew about that much later) I never cared about that, always took Narnia to be a fantasy story anyway.

    The Subtexts of Narnia

  • In consequence, certain critics have denied that Christ spoke some of these "allegories", but the grounds which they allege would entitle them to reject the others, that conclusion they dare not face

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • "Certainly not; I think his representations are often as faulty as his logic is vicious; especially when, under the influence of his Jewish education, he throws old Gamaliel's mantle over his shoulders, and dotes about 'allegories' founded on the Old Testament."

    The Eclipse of Faith Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic

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