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However, the soul evidently gave a form to this adumbration from the very beginning of things.

There is no explanation, for instance, in calling beauty an adumbration of divine attributes.

The Sense of BeautyGeorge Santayana

Men never move to the adumbration of general right until the conquest of political rights has been proved inadequate.

We get thus far in the adumbration of Essentia that it is the subject of all predicates, but never itself a predicate.

AristotleGeorge Grote

Newman was the true priest, and Froude recognized his genius and that his soul was "an adumbration of the Divine."

On the evolutionist interpretation this is an adumbration of the actual genealogical tree or Stammbaum.

Herbert SpencerJ. Arthur Thomson

An exquisite pose, girlish, fascinating, yet carrying with it an adumbration of power.

Our present life, in which we are not united with the divinity, is only a trace or adumbration of real life.

Every nerve centre must be prepared to express any adumbration of plasticity.

The Merry-Go-RoundCarl Van Vechten

You cannot do it; unless indeed in Isaac's Sacrifice you are content to find the adumbration of the scene on Calvary.

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