• WordNet 3.6
    • adj allegoric used in or characteristic of or containing allegory "allegorical stories","an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Allegoric Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative. "An allegoric tale.""An allegorical application.""Allegorical being . . . that kind of language which says one thing, but means another."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • allegoric Same as allegorical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Allegoric -al, in the form of an allegory: figurative
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. allégorique, L. allegorius, fr. Gr. . See Allegory
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. allēgoria; allos, other, and agoreuein, to speak.


In literature:

Of the legends, some are allegorized, some are modified, some are repudiated.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
He painted allegorical designs for George III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
It is only weaklings and bunglers who paint allegorical pictures.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
The myths are either allegorized or thrust into the background.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
The vestibule has excellent allegorical sculptures and Gothic statuary.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
The subjects of the pictures are allegorical, parabolical, and diabolical, the scenes being laid in heaven, hell, and mid-air.
"An American Girl Abroad" by Adeline Trafton
The one in the council chamber upstairs dates from 1527 and gives an allegorical representation of the Virtues and the Vices.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Very interesting are also the other allegorical names which have been given to the burial-places of the dead.
"Notes and Queries, Number 80, May 10, 1851" by Various
It is then explained by the poet that these seeming realities are only allegorical.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
One of the most famous of these, an allegorical picture, is given on page 466 G.B.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Yet poetry is dry, allegorical, wooden.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
Allegorical figures stand at the four corners.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
"An Address, Delivered Before the Was-ah Ho-de-no-son-ne or New Confederacy of the Iroquois" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
In the middle of this area there is a statue of Christian V. surrounded by grotesque, allegorical figures.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
True allegories are never without internal marks of their allegorical design.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
He entered Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1569, and translated allegorical poems out of Petrarch and Du Bellay.
"The Cutting of an Agate" by William Butler Yeats
Secondly, an ungovernable propensity to allegorical fiction.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
Stephen Hawes, with his allegorical treatise on the seven liberal sciences, came later than these men, only to write worse.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
It is altogether allegorical, and requires to be interpreted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various

In poetry:

Pity, repulsion, love and anger,
The vivid allegorical
Reality of gun and hangar,
Sense of the planet's imminent fall:
"Poem" by Roy Fuller
Only to dream he is at the première of a Handel
Opera long thought lost--Il Cane Minore.
Its allegorical subject is his story!
A little dog revolving round a spindle
"The Victor Dog" by James Merrill

In news:

New Exhibition Of Paintings In Ventura County Puts Focus On Allegorical Works Embedded With Symbolism.
Sometimes an allegorical artwork can come to symbolize much more than was originally intended by the artist.
Why would you take shelter, and should you regard this title as gentle advice or a sweeping, allegorical imperative.
Allegorical Fantasy Directed by: Gil Kenan ( Monster House ) Starring: Harry Treadaway, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Toby Jones.
The Critics Discuss an Allegorical FIlm About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Allegorical Drama Directed by: Víctor Erice Starring: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería.
The most densely allegorical of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpieces (1954), moving from psychology to morality to formal concerns and finally to the theological.
Heavy-handed, allegorical moralizing about art, life and the decline of Western civilization has never been as flat-out funny as it is in You, Nero .
Colorado wears virginal white in an allegorical painting celebrating 1876 statehood.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has put together a great video entitled "I, Pencil ", after the short allegorical story of the same name by Leonard Read.
The animated prologue is a high point, as are allegorical moments linking the special-forces priests with their modern counterparts.
Queenland's installation allegorically transforms various found materials into " ramps "–loosely grouped objects composed into discrete sculptural assemblages.
These two graceful allegorical statues, wrested from the facade of Pennsylvania Station, had been carted out of Manhattan and dumped into a trackside landfill in Secaucus, N.J.
They include carvings of symbolic and allegorical meaning.
Allegorical Imagery by Rosemond Tuve Princeton, 461 pp.

In science:

Continuing our allegorical interpretation, we assign the number of personnel changes to the number of spin flips.
Why everything gets slower ?