[al-i-gawr-i-kuh l, or al-i-gawr-ik; -gor-]
- consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of or containing allgegory; figurative: an allegorical poem; an allegorical meaning.
Origin of allegorical
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Examples from the Web for allegorically
These Sufis adhered to the Koran and the traditions, but interpreted them allegorically.Mystics and Saints of Islam
The present passage might also be allegorically interpreted.
So the city was begun, and the elect, allegorically, let into it.Illuminated Manuscripts
John W. Bradley
You could interpret your creed literally, or symbolically, or allegorically, or pragmatically.The Unpopular Review Vol. I
They understand that by "belly" is to be allegorically understood pride.
- used in, containing, or characteristic of allegory
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Word Origin and History for allegorically
1520s, from French allégorique, from Latin allegoricus, from Greek allegorikos (see allegory). Earlier form was allegoric (late 14c.). Related: Allegorically.
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