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Beyond the practical importance of a caregiving czar, the position would also carry great symbolism.

From Fortune

It’s unclear what effect the resolution will have beyond symbolism, given that the Virginia Department of Health is charged with enforcing the mandates, not local officials.

Foods eaten around the new year are rife with symbolism and often served to visiting friends and family.

To sweeten the symbolism, the oil and gas giant ExxonMobil had just been ejected from the Dow Jones index, marking the fossil fuel industry’s ignominious decline during the energy transition.

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There’s such powerful symbolism behind the cowry that tremendously moved me.

The fact that he was celebrating another loss for the star-crossed city of Detroit only enhances the symbolism.

But what he did was reasonably brave and freighted with all the symbolism of which he was well aware.

The exhibition also provides useful insight into the importance of symbolism, particularly when it comes to religious painting.

The move gets an “A” for symbolism and a “D” for everything else.

Some critics complained that his symbolism was obscure and was lost on the audience.

The rude symbolism was softened and toned to an almost poetical refinement, and gave to the harmless revels a touch of Arcady.

This origin, as I have elsewhere endeavoured to show, is due largely to symbolism, which is merely another term for metaphor.

The authorities superstitious “custom” and it is probable that in symbolism may also be found the origin of totemism.

Symbolism was undeniably a primitive mode of thinging thought or expressing abstract ideas by things.

We shall deal more fully with the cult and symbolism of the dog in a future chapter entitled “The Hound of Heaven”.

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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to symbolism, such as: metaphor, analogy, and comparison.

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