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al·le·gor·i·cal

 (ăl′ĭ-gôr′ĭ-kəl, -gŏr′-) also al·le·gor·ic (-ĭk)
adj.
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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Adv.1.allegorically - in an allegorical manner; "the play ended allegorically"
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allegorically

[ˌælɪˈgɒrɪkəlɪ] ADValegóricamente

allegorically

[ˌælɪˈgɒrɪklɪ] advallegoricamente
References in classic literature ?
But that heroine briefly suggesting 'Bedtime' instead, the bottles were put away, and the family retired; she cherubically escorted, like some severe saint in a painting, or merely human matron allegorically treated.
I am speaking allegorically, of course; but he will be the murderer of a Zemarin family in the future.
The Progress of Poesy' allegorically states the origin of Poetry in Greece; expresses its power over all men for all emotions; and briefly traces its passage from Greece to Rome and then to England, with Shakspere, Milton, Dryden, and finally some poet yet to be.
While the revolution was happening in the streets, on college campuses and in town squares, it was being referenced by the new crop of filmmakers either allegorically ("Bonnie and Clyde," "Closely Watched Trains") or in real time ("Easy Rider," "Medium Cool").
Partly this is due to how the replicant may so readily be understood allegorically.
Those able to read allegorically will arrive at a philosophically and theologically orthodox position; those who cannot or do not mark themselves as heterodox.
Jonah's rescue by a mysterious fish allegorically describes the apex of attempted non-prophecy.
About the play's final act, Egan comments, "in inadvertently bringing Perdita back to Sicilia, Florizel has allegorically brought the weather of spring with him.
Properly to read is always allegorically to read: the material is transmuted into other stuff in order to be understood, stuff made up of the reader's own experiences, and selfhood.
The disastrous staging allegorically echoes Lucius' story on many levels.
In his Allegoriae Homericae, he defends Homer from the charge of impiety by demonstrating that what the poet says about the gods is in fact meant allegorically, and therefore conforms to the high-minded view of divinity entertained by the most sober thinkers, such as the Stoics, in Heraclitus' own time.
More telling were the notions concretized in piety, for example, in compassionate pondering of Jesus' passion seen allegorically in the priest's vestments and gestures; in the benefits promised to those who look adoringly on the elevated Host; and in requiem Masses offered in ample number since the priest's offering is surely of only limited value.