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  • adj. Characterized by the use of symbols.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by the use of symbols.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by the use of symbols: as, symbolistic poetry.
  • Same as symbolic, 4.


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  • Randy Weaver – interesting you chose the screen name of another heavily armed militia whack job to defend the "symbolistic" nature of the heavily armed militia whack jobs.

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  • Sure, it may seem a bit much to some of us but I think that mostly what they are doing is symbolistic in nature and setting an example of sorts for the rest of us to not sit on our butts and do nothing.

    Patriots or Extremists? Growing up in a militia

  • His brilliant cinematographic 'camerawork', the way he uses white misty lines and colors as symbolistic visual messages to show the emotional state of a character or anxiety the blue tears and the white mist makes him to me the most effective expressionist of comic books.

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  • And when I write my symbolistic, serious, impressionistic novels, I write them in pencil.

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  • Gustave Moreau 1826-98, French painter who combined academic style with intensely symbolistic and romantic subjects.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • But retrospectively it can be seen that the so - called naturalists had their symbolistic side, most strik - ingly Zola.


  • The romantic substi - tution of the poet for the Platonic philosopher seems to have been followed by the symbolistic substitution of the separate and exclusive beauty of objects of the poetic vision, called idées, for the unrestricted beauty of the Platonic ideas.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • There is a famous sentence in his Divagations in which the symbolistic creed seems to be condensed and which sounds like the proclamation of a theory of ideas through the mouth of a poet.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • W.B. Yeats, the Irish bard of English symbolistic poetry felt a similar attraction but was led, mainly through the study of the poetry of Blake, to connect the symbolic wisdom of the myths with the Neo -

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Art at that time followed the symbolistic way of thinking which prevailed in theology as well as in liturgy, in profane ceremonials, and in the other fields of life.



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