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Definition of "allegorical" []

  • Of, characteristic of, or containing allegory: an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "allegorical" in a sentence
  • "It dawns on the man, in allegorical death, that it is neither possible nor necessary to cast off the trappings of culture that comprise his conditioned life, nor need he cross any putative hallowed threshold to gain the freedom embodied by the Law (a law being the one thing that is not subject to itself), because he realizes that freedom is always already the case on either side of the gate."
  • "We have too, the story of his exploits told in allegorical form."
  • "Peter Wilby reckoned the article had been 'allegorical' - another word for lies."