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Noun1.symbolising - the act of representing something with a symbol
figuration - representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory
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All that they lacked was, the gift that descended upon the chosen disciples at Pentecost, in tongues of flame; symbolising, it would seem, not the power of speech in foreign and unknown languages, but that of addressing the whole human brotherhood in the heart's native language.
Her trident is depicted plunging into the side of a monstrous buffalo, out of whose body emerges a demon symbolising evil.
From 10am there will be a giant ballot box, symbolising the wishes of voters in the region to say their piece on EU reform.