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" A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances. "
Young Brown; or, The law of inheritance, by the author of 'The member for ... - Page 240
by Eustace Clare Grenville Murray - 1874
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An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ...

Noah Webster, John Walker - English language - 1834 - 1011 pages
...allegorical sense. AL'LE-GO-RY, n. [Gr. aXXiiyopia.l A figurative sentence, or discourse, in which tbe principal subject is described by another subject...circumstances. The principal subject is thus kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intentions of the writer or speaker, by the resemblance of the secondary...
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Notes, explanatory & practical, on the second epistle to the Corinthians ...

1840 - 390 pages
...metaphor. See Blair's Lectures, xv. It is a figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal object is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances. — Webster. Allegories are in words what hieroglyphics are in painting. The distinction between a...
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Notes, explanatory & practical, on the second epistle to the Corinthians ...

Albert Barnes - Religion - 1841 - 392 pages
...metaphor. See Blair's Lectures, xv. It is a figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal object is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances. — Webster. Allegories are in words what hieroglyphics are in painting. The distinction between a...
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An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1844 - 1079 pages
...ppr. Turning into allegory, or understanding in an allegorical sense. AL'LE-GO-RY, n. [Gr. oXXjiyopm.] A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal...circumstances. The principal subject is thus kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intentions of the writer or 'speaker, by the resemblance of the secondary...
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Notes, explanatory and practical, on the New Testament: Corinthians and ...

1844 - 400 pages
...; see Blair's Lectures, xv. It is a figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal object is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances. — Webster. Allegories are in words what hieroglyphics are in painting. The distinction betweea a...
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A popular and complete English dictionary

John Boag - 1848
...pr. Turning into allegory, or understanding in an allegorical sense. ALLEGOKT, al'U*-gor-ri-, [Gr.]n. A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal...properties and circumstances. The principal subject is thug kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intentions of the writer or speaker, by the rcftCTnblanco...
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Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the ..., Volume 1

John Boag - English language - 1848
...al'lè-gor-rè, [Gr.]«. Л figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is deK-ribcd by another subject resembling it in its properties...circumstances. The principal subject is thus kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intentions of the writer or ppeaker, by the resemblance of the secondary...
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A dictionary of the English language: abridged from the American dictionary

Noah Webster, John Walker - English language - 1850 - 546 pages
...resemblance to another, to which every part may be metaphorically applied ; or it is a figure of speech in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in ite proportions and circumstances ; a figurative manner uf speech or description. [than alltfro. Ab-LE-GRETTO,...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1851 - 659 pages
...EXAMPLES. . N ALLEGORY. § 617. ALLEGORY, Greek d^rjyopfa, of aA.Ao?, other, and ayoptvu, to speak, is a sentence or discourse in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it. It is made up of continued allusion, so that while professedly a description of one subject, it has...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D. Thomas. Vol. 1 ...

David Thomas
...I exceedingly fear and quake." In the other system the sun shines brightly, "and * An allegory is " a figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal...circumstances. The principal subject is thus kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intention of the writer or speaker by the resemblance of the secondary...
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