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synonyms for adumbrate

  • augur
  • bode
  • cloud
  • darken
  • foretell
  • indicate
  • intimate
  • mist
  • obfuscate
  • obscure
  • outline
  • portend
  • sketch
  • suggest
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antonyms for adumbrate

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  • illuminate
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How to use adumbrate in a sentence

There had, in truth, scarcely yet been time enough to adumbrate the possibilities opened up by this gentleman's return.
A LAODICEANTHOMAS HARDY
Feeble is human speech to deal with such high matters, serving, at the best, but dimly to adumbrate ineffable truths.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, JANUARY 1883VARIOUS
From now onwards the speeches of Brutus strangely adumbrate those of Hamlet.
THE NEW HUDSON SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESARWILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Two short passages adumbrate the coming Tennyson, the rest is mystic nonsense.
A. W. KINGLAKEW. TUCKWELL
A type is a symbol appointed by God to adumbrate something higher in the future, which is called the antitype.
COMPANION TO THE BIBLEE. P. BARROWS
One could adumbrate triumph or disaster by the effort, sustained or otherwise, made by them.
THE SOUL OF SUSAN YELLAMHORACE ANNESLEY VACHELL
So far as communism of capital is concerned, did not Cleveland's graphic statement adumbrate the conditions as they exist today?
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND NATIONAL CONSERVATION CONGRESSVARIOUS
But it is now time to state, or rather faintly to adumbrate, the grand assumption of this singular work.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 15, NO. 88, FEBRUARY, 1865VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ADUMBRATE

  • adumbrate
  • bespeak
  • bode
  • call it
  • call the shots
  • crystal-ball
  • figure out
  • forecast
  • foreshadow
  • foretell
  • harbinger
  • have a hunch
  • herald
  • portend
  • presage
  • prognosticate
  • promise
  • prophesy
  • psych out
  • read
  • signify
  • soothsay
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