Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who interprets Scripture allegorically. See allegorism, 2.
  • noun One who allegorizes; a writer of allegory.

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

  • noun One who allegorizes; a writer of allegory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who speaks in, or writes, allegories.

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Examples

  • As far as the collector is concerned, his collection is never complete; for let him discover just a single piece missing, and everything he’s collected remains a patchwork, which is what things are for the allegorist from the beginning.

    2009 December 10 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • As far as the collector is concerned, his collection is never complete; for let him discover just a single piece missing, and everything he’s collected remains a patchwork, which is what things are for the allegorist from the beginning.

    The Allegorist and the Collector

  • Because profundity for the allegorist is, I guess, not a matter of reflection, as it might be for the collector, but rather a flash of illumination which only, after the fact, shines profound light and unforeseen meaning on each affected thing …

    2009 December 10 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • The allegorist is, as it were, the polar opposite of the collector.

    The Allegorist and the Collector

  • Nevertheless – and this is more important than all the differences that may exists between them – in every collector hides an allegorist, and in every allegorist a collector.

    2009 December 10 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • On the other hand, the allegorist – for whom objects represent only keywords in a secret dictionary, which will make known their meanings to the initiated – precisely the allegorist can never have enough of things.

    2009 December 10 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • The allegorist is, as it were, the polar opposite of the collector.

    2009 December 10 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • On the other hand, the allegorist – for whom objects represent only keywords in a secret dictionary, which will make known their meanings to the initiated – precisely the allegorist can never have enough of things.

    The Allegorist and the Collector

  • Nevertheless – and this is more important than all the differences that may exists between them – in every collector hides an allegorist, and in every allegorist a collector.

    The Allegorist and the Collector

  • Because profundity for the allegorist is, I guess, not a matter of reflection, as it might be for the collector, but rather a flash of illumination which only, after the fact, shines profound light and unforeseen meaning on each affected thing …

    The Allegorist and the Collector

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