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  • adjective see emblematic.

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  • adjective serving as a visible symbol for something abstract


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  • The great marquee of the chief was particularly distinguished with this kind of emblematical emblazonment -- being literally covered with signs and figures, like the patterns upon a carpet.

    The Wild Huntress Love in the Wilderness

  • The period during which the Abbacy remained vacant, was a state of mourning, or, as their emblematical phrase expressed it, of widowhood;

    The Abbot

  • Middlemas was excited by the simple kindness of his master, and poured forth his thanks with the greater profusion, that he was free from the terror of the emblematical collar and chain, which a moment before seemed to glisten in the hand of his guardian, and gape to enclose his neck.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • “By which Temple?” said the Marquis of Montserrat, whose love of sarcasm often outran his policy and discretion; “swearest thou by that on the hill of Zion, which was built by King Solomon, or by that symbolical, emblematical edifice, which is said to be spoken of in the councils held in the vaults of your Preceptories, as something which infers the aggrandizement of thy valiant and venerable Order?”

    The Talisman

  • Sistine chapel, to deposit it in the Capella Paolina, another chapel in the Vatican; — a ceremony emblematical of the entombment of the

    Pictures from Italy

  • The relics of those delicacies were not yet removed, either from the table or from the scorched countenance of Affery, who, with the kitchen toasting – fork still in her hand, looked like a sort of allegorical personage; except that she had a considerable advantage over the general run of such personages in point of significant emblematical purpose.

    Little Dorrit

  • Herein two journeymen incessantly chip, while other two journeymen, who face each other, incessantly saw stone; dipping as regularly in and out of their sheltering sentry – boxes, as if they were mechanical figures emblematical of

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • “No, sir,” said the stranger, as he felt the emblematical skin curiously.

    The Magic Skin

  • In Egypt the emblematical worship of animals succeeded to the doctrines of Thaut.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • In antiquity, everything is emblematical and figurative.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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