Synonyms for adumbration

Grammar : Noun
Spell : a-duhm-breyt, ad-uh m-breyt
Phonetic Transcription : æˈdʌm breɪt, ˈæd əmˌbreɪt

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Définition of adumbration

Origin :
  • 1530s, from Latin adumbrationem (nominative adumbratio) "a sketch in shadow, sketch, outline," noun of action from past participle stem of adumbrare "to cast a shadow, overshadow, represent (a thing) in outline," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + umbrare "to cast in shadow," from PIE *andho- "blind, dark" (see umbrage).
  • As in indication : noun evidence, clue
  • As in revelation : noun disclosure, telling
  • As in shade : noun dimness
  • As in shadow : noun darkness
  • As in sketch : noun drawing, outline
  • As in representation : noun description
  • As in emblem : noun crest
  • As in figure of speech : noun turn of expression
  • As in hint : noun indication; suggestion
Example sentences :
  • Every nerve centre must be prepared to express any adumbration of plasticity.
  • Extract from : « The Merry-Go-Round » by Carl Van Vechten
  • An exquisite pose, girlish, fascinating, yet carrying with it an adumbration of power.
  • Extract from : « Captain Macedoine's Daughter » by William McFee
  • Newman was the true priest, and Froude recognized his genius and that his soul was "an adumbration of the Divine."
  • Extract from : « Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15 » by Various
  • You cannot do it; unless indeed in Isaac's Sacrifice you are content to find the adumbration of the scene on Calvary.
  • Extract from : « Inspiration and Interpretation » by John Burgon
  • We get thus far in the adumbration of Essentia that it is the subject of all predicates, but never itself a predicate.
  • Extract from : « Aristotle » by George Grote
  • On the evolutionist interpretation this is an adumbration of the actual genealogical tree or Stammbaum.
  • Extract from : « Herbert Spencer » by J. Arthur Thomson
  • But an image is but an image still, and can be but an adumbration or shadow of the true Perfect Being.
  • Extract from : « The Existence of God » by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon
  • Men never move to the adumbration of general right until the conquest of political rights has been proved inadequate.
  • Extract from : « Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham » by Harold J. Laski
  • However, the soul evidently gave a form to this adumbration from the very beginning of things.
  • Extract from : « Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2 » by Plotinos (Plotinus)
  • Our present life, in which we are not united with the divinity, is only a trace or adumbration of real life.
  • Extract from : « Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1 » by Plotinos (Plotinus)

Antonyms for adumbration

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