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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A story or painting, etc. in which the events and characters represent ideas or teach a moral lesson.

Usage examples (37)
  • Harriet used an allegory to teach the children a lesson about lying.
  • Song of Songs the allegory is carried out more fully.
  • Nudes were often used in allegory, but never in any other way.
  • The second allegory is the religious one, and it is more complex. for more
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