Example sentences for: allegorical

How can you use “allegorical” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Also, no New Yorker correspondent would include details of clothing unless it were to make some larger, allegorical point about the subject.

  • Read this allegorical passage by the newly re-elected House majority leader, then answer the questions below.

  • The extravagant ballroom and soaring allegorical frescoes like Giambattista Tiepolo’s Merit between Virtue and Nobility in the “Throne Room” (actually for Rezzonico weddings) and others, more wistful, by Guardi all catch the tone of a declining Venice and the frivolous lives of the idle rich.

  • Look out for Veronese’s Rape of Europa and Tintoretto’s Bacchus and Ariadne and Vulcan’s Forge in the Anticollegio; a masterly allegorical series by Veronese glorifying Venice in the Sala del Collegio, where foreign ambassadors were received; and weapons and suits of armor in the Armory (Sala d’Armi).

  • The interior continues the bands of black and white marble, while elaborately inlaid marble paving  — one of the cathedral’s primary attractions, with large sections regularly covered for protection — covers the floor with 56 pictures of biblical and allegorical themes, done over two centuries by some 40 artists.


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