emblematic

[ em-bluh-mat-ik or em-bluh-mat-i-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF emblematic
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMBLEMATIC

It is not words only that are emblematic; it is things which are emblematic.

Its splendour and display were emblematic of the coming reign.

Blue is emblematic of failure, disappointment, or unsatisfied desire.

It was an instructive scene, emblematic of this fallen world.

The design is emblematic of the story of the Garden of Eden.

Most of the pages were surrounded with emblematic traceries.

The scene around him was emblematic of his life: save Godolphin, not a friend was by.

His order, half monastic, half warlike, was emblematic of himself.

These are only emblematic of his character, and that is all.

These were his friends, emblematic of the new relationship in which he stood to mankind.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, perhaps via French emblématique, from Greek emblematikos, from emblema (see emblem).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EMBLEMATIC

allegorical

adjectivesymbolic
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