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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Michelangelo’s greatest work here is reserved for two minor members of the family, Lorenzo’s grandson, Lorenzo the Duke of Urbino, portrayed as a pensive Roman soldier above two allegorical figures of Dawn (female) and Dusk (male), and his son, Giuliano the Duke of Nemours, more warrior-like above figures of Night (female) and Day (male).

  • Spencer's work--figurative, regional, allegorical, religious, and just plain weird--fits uneasily into the isms of 20 th -century art.


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