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symbolic representation

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

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Examples

  • Parker stared aghast; it might possibly be a symbolic representation of Mrs. Mitcham’s character, for it was very hard and spiky; but it looked more like a Dutch doll, with its triangular nose, like a sharp-edged block of wood, and its eyes mere dots in an expanse of liver-coloured cheek.

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club

  • It is the symbolic representation of the way of the primary edict.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • Charmian London wrote that "The Water Baby" (Cosmopolitan, September, 1918), London's last written story, "... is clearly a symbolic representation of the Rebirth, the return to the Mother, exemplified by the arguments of the old Hawaiian Kohokumu."

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

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