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 (ăl′ĭ-gôr′ĭ-kəl, -gŏr′-) also al·le·gor·ic (-ĭk)
Of, characteristic of, or containing allegory: an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army.

al′le·gor′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.allegoric - used in or characteristic of or containing allegoryallegoric - used in or characteristic of or containing allegory; "allegorical stories"; "an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army"
representative - standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"


adj, allegorically
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It must be confessed that a family likeness pervaded these respectable progeny of Drowne's skill; that the benign countenance of the king resembled those of his subjects, and that Miss Peggy Hobart, the merchant's daughter, bore a remarkable similitude to Britannia, Victory, and other ladies of the allegoric sisterhood; and, finally, that they all had a kind of wooden aspect which proved an intimate relationship with the unshaped blocks of timber in the carver's workshop.
A kingdom they portend thee, but what kingdom, Real or allegoric, I discern not; Nor when: eternal sure--as without end, Without beginning; for no date prefixed Directs me in the starry rubric set.
The jewels which encircled her neck were priceless and dazzling; the soft material of her gown, the most delicate shade of sea green, seemed to foam about her feet, a wonderful triumph of allegoric dressmaking.
She was too generously alive; but she could have stood for an allegoric statue of the Earth.
Moreover, the use of Afro-Nubian locations and magical realist or allegoric narrative forms such as the hadduta (folk tale) are means by which Nubian literature distinguishes itself from mainstream Egyptian literature.
Owing to these journeys, they established contact with Johann Ritter von Lucam (1807-1879), a major figure of Viennese musical life, who in 1841 became an honorary member of the Cecilian Music Society and, in addition to several laudatory letters, sent in 1842 to the association an allegoric picture with a portrait of Haydn and scenes from The Creation (the painting is still maintained in the Society's archives).
Finally, even his juxtaposition of Bishop's six poems--in the way it regains the wholeness of different modes of experience--is not unlike the unity of Dante's four levels of experience (the exemplar of teleologically centered literature): literal, historic, allegoric, and anagogic.
The past events of this allegoric novel are interwoven within several themes that have insightful parallels to today, taking readers on a gripping and thought-provoking journey.
All this became possible because of the supervision of two strong women with semi-magical qualities--Mumbi and Tesa--an allegoric picture of woman leader (according to the author, magical powers help only those who have their own courage and determination).
The mission's allegoric launch was evoked via photographs staged against leftover monuments of Socialist-era architecture.
Later, this "terrible indefinite Hermaphroditic form" is identified as "Outwoven" rather than integral, and Jerusalem is described as "Hidden within the Covering Cherub as in a Tabernacle / Of threefold workmanship in allegoric delusion & woe" (89:3, 20, 44-45; E 248-49).
In order to alleviate the overtly sensual, erotic language of the text and make it more acceptable for a religious context, interpreters have usually understood it as a metaphorical, allegoric representation of the relationship between God and human (or soul), while others--more courageously--recognize in the love poem a valorization of sensual love and all sensory experiences as signs of God's love, but also as moments when it can be truely experienced.