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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who allegorizes; a writer of allegory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Allegorist and the Collector

  • 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

  • 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

  • Drury had gone from being a realist to being an allegorist, but with this problem.

    A young reader discovers the meaning of paranoia in the political novels of Allen Drury

  • As a longtime reader of Tate, I feel that his genius has reinvented itself once again, this time as an allegorist and satirist, an American Kafka.

    Poetry: What Does It Accomplish?

  • All ambiguity appeared to be lost, killed in the dungeon of the allegorist.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • By the end of the second book, though, his quest seemed to have failed, as he was captured by an evil allegorist and tortured with harrowingly simplified logics that succeeded in revealing the death instinct to be the mask of symbolic order.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Edmund Spenser, that consummate allegorist, after introducing Archimago in Book I of The Faerie Queene as a black-gowned hermit fingering a rosary, then ensured that all of his subsequent actions in the poem would register as those of a duplicitous Catholic in league with evil powers.

    The One and Only


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