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  • noun Plural form of allegorist.


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  • The allegorists have gone mad in finding deep explanations for this amusing fiction.

    The Iliad of Homer

  • Major allegorists like Dante and Spenser have often summed up the world views of their time.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Origen and all other major allegorists are “unchartably subjective.”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Most allegorists have in fact used two levels, whatever they may have claimed to do.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Like many allegorists, Origen can suddenly undercut his own appearance of caprice.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Bunyan is indeed as decidedly the first of allegorists as Demosthenes is the first of orators, or Shakspeare the first of dramatists.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • Other allegorists have pleased the fancy or gratified the understanding, but Bunyan occupies at once the imagination, the reason and the heart of his reader.

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • Other allegorists have shown equal ingenuity, but no other allegorist has ever been able to touch the heart, and to make abstractions objects of terror, of pity, and of love.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • While the Palestinian allegorists based their continuous philosophical interpretation upon the Wisdom Books, they, at the same time, looked for secondary meanings wherever opportunity offered, and found lessons in letters and teachings in names.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • Philo speaks, fifteen times in all, of explanations of allegorists who read into the Bible this or that system of thought [33] regarding the words of the law as "manifest symbols of things invisible and hints of things inexpressible."

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria


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