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[al-i-gawr-ist, -gohr-, al-i-ger-ist]
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  1. a person who uses or writes allegory.
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Origin of allegorist

First recorded in 1675–85; allegor(ize) + -ist
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  • The allegorizer requires an allegorist to interpret him aright.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

    Norman Bentwich

  • We need not be so dense as to require the allegorist to say to us in so many words: "This is a parable."

  • Whatever the primitive Semitic allegorist may have thought, work is a blessing, not a curse.

  • To the allegorist, the fable or plot in epic or dramatic poetry was only a rind to cover attractively the kernel of truth.

  • Such a story tempts the allegorist, and indeed the main drift of its meaning is unmistakable.