from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a tropological way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a tropological or figurative manner.
Since you're fond of caricaturing and mocking "Biblical literalists" here, I'll begin by telling you that I like to think I read the Bible literally--as well as allegorically, tropologically, and anagogically.
Yet once such tropologically conditioned insight is being "translated back, so to speak, from language into cognition, from formal description into philosophical argument, it loses all inherent coherence and dissolves in the aporias of intellectual and sensory appearance" (de Man, 78).
Daniel, a human anatomy analyzed both tropologically and chronologically but inverted, its posture repre - senting the stance of sin in relation to the natural order created by God.
And here they bring in some foolish insipid fable out of Speculum Historiae or Gesta Romanorum and expound it allegorically, tropologically, and anagogically.
Historiale_ or _Gesta Romanorum_ and expound it allegorically, tropologically, and anagogically.
Antiochus’s prohibition of the act: that which is most terrifying is tropologically cancelled yet nonetheless activated.