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Definition of Allegorical

Allegorical

  1. Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative.

Allegorical Quotations

I dislike Allegory - the conscious and intentional allegory - yet any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language.
J. R. R. Tolkien

I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
Samuel Johnson

Sun-worship and pure forms of nature-worship were, in their day, noble religions, highly allegorical but full of profound truth and knowledge.
Annie Besant

Many poets in Iran have learned to speak almost a secret language, where political issues are talked about in allegorical ways.
Reza Aslan

But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.
William Robertson Smith
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Allegorical Translations

allegorical in German is allegorische
allegorical in Swedish is allegorisk