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n. pl. ex·e·ge·ses (-sēz)
Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.

[Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai, to interpret : ex-, ex- + hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′e·get′ic (-jĕt′ĭk), ex′e·get′i·cal adj.
ex′e·get′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌɛksɪˈdʒɛtɪk) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to exegesis; expository
ˌexeˈgetically adv
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I can offer no better summary of (or commentary on) the book's fourth and final chapter than Heffernan himself: "By exposing the overlooked subtextual strata that work to put forward the figuration of Caesar as godly-demonic lion, I hope to liberate Julius Caesar from its exegetic capture as Plutarchian forensic-battlefield psychodrama" (156, emphasis in original).
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While the earlier case, Pomerance, acknowledged that the issue of historical fiction presented particular issues, and mentioned the Victorian era in passing, (217) it devoted the bulk and the emphasis of its opinion to formalism, offering summary and exegetic analysis of the works.
In this primary interpretation, the homily identifies with the exegetic homily.
At the time, however, Pasinetti was committing himself to a different exegetic exercise which was to last for many years, namely, close scrutiny of Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities, which had just appeared in print.
Emerson contrasts the continuity and unity of all, which, for him, rests on the oneness of man, nature, and poetry, with the Jews' precious but artificial and discontinuous patches of texture that correspond to disparate and incongruous exegetic fragments lacking necessary coherence or finality.
In recent years, theology has taken a growing interest in cinema, viewing it as both an effective exegetic tool and an intriguing cultural form worthy of the field's attention, and this has brought with it the appearance of a number of stimulating works.
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Impressive in a more important way is the editor's 42-page, powerfully exegetic, Introduction to the work, with much on Wallace's relationship with Darwin.
If Lacan's elaboration on the Real as a drive productive of bliss and metaphoricity proved to be operative in The Dream Police (other studies might explore this exegetic route in his narrative as well), the perception of Cooper's textual erotic violence might render another poietic conceptualisation.