ALLEGORY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALLEGORY
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allegory
 n.  symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
Classic Sentence:
1  All similes and allegories concerning her began and ended with birds.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
2  He kept it up a long time in the inn, got off a lot of allegories and ambiguities so that you couldn't make out head or tail.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT III
Example Sentence:
1  When Mrs. Malaprop accuses Lydia of being "as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile," she confuses "allegory" and "alligator" in a typical malapropism.
2  Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the temptations and victories of man's soul.
3  The book is a kind of allegory of Latin American history.
4  The play can be read as allegory.