from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a symbolic manner.
- adv. By means of symbols or a symbol.
- adv. As symbols or a symbol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a symbolic manner; by types or signs; typically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. by means of symbols
- adv. in a symbolic manner
Now I'd like to know why symbolically is in quotation marks and as is in bold.
So someone doesn't think of this as "God" do we really have to sprain ourselves because someone can't view the word symbolically?
Lady Chatterleys husband, symbolically, is impotent in the actual physical sense.
His letting go of the Ring title symbolically released his lineal claim as well.
And she's not the first to get her "woman" chevrons ripped from her sleeves and her sword symbolically broken over it.
In my opinion, this transcends the Obama phenomenon (though that is certainly both proximate and contributory), and, in this sense, is potentially a very healthy harbinger, if not one without pain across the spectrum (including, perhaps especially, for all of the "Clintons"--in this case, I use that designation symbolically--of the world).
Byron uses the word symbolically for Venetian commerce.]  [Pierre is the hero of Otway's _Venice Preserved_.
The emergence in the early years of the past decade of what has continued to be called symbolically the Group of 77, but which is now composed of 119 countries, can be considered in the strict sense as a real sign of the times.
If President Obama wanted to fuel the fears of every serious Christian in America and actually prove that he is every bad thing they've ever heard about him on every crazy Web site, the idea of symbolically taking Jesus out of the White House at Christmas would be just the ticket!
The "damage was" symbolically "done," but a complaint might be able to symbolically "undo" it, and perhaps provide you with pecuniary advantage.