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synonyms for symbolism

  • metaphor
  • analogy
  • comparison
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How to use symbolism in a sentence

Beyond the practical importance of a caregiving czar, the position would also carry great symbolism.
MELINDA GATES CALLS FOR A CAREGIVING ‘CZAR’CLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERDECEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
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.
RURAL VIRGINIA COUNTY OFFICIALS PASS RESOLUTION REJECTING ‘TYRANNY’ OF GOVERNOR’S CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONSGREGORY S. SCHNEIDERDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Foods eaten around the new year are rife with symbolism and often served to visiting friends and family.
THESE CHINESE WALNUT COOKIES ARE BUTTERY AND CRUMBLY, WITH A FIVE-SPICE STREUSEL FILLINGHETTY MCKINNONDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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.
TESLA’S BUMPY ROAD TO TODAY’S STRATOSPHERIC STOCK PRICEMICHAEL J. CORENSEPTEMBER 25, 2020QUARTZ
There’s such powerful symbolism behind the cowry that tremendously moved me.
LAFALAISE DION TAKES ESSENCE ON A PERSONAL JOURNEYNANDI HOWARDSEPTEMBER 4, 2020ESSENCE.COM
Second, we tend to underrate the value of symbolism as a force for cultural change.
WHY THE STRIKE MATTERSSARAH SHACHATSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The rude symbolism was softened and toned to an almost poetical refinement, and gave to the harmless revels a touch of Arcady.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
This origin, as I have elsewhere endeavoured to show, is due largely to symbolism, which is merely another term for metaphor.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
The authorities superstitious “custom” and it is probable that in symbolism may also be found the origin of totemism.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
Symbolism was undeniably a primitive mode of thinging thought or expressing abstract ideas by things.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO SYMBOLISM

  • apologue
  • emblem
  • fable
  • figuration
  • moral
  • myth
  • parable
  • story
  • symbol
  • symbolism
  • symbolization
  • tale
  • typification
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