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adumbration

noun blurry image, darkening, dim representation, dimming, faint resemblance, imperfect porrrayal, obfuscation, obscuration, uncertainty, vague outline
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Especially interesting in Khalidi's ambitious book is his adumbration of the principles and philosophy that guided such classical Sunni biographers of Muhammad as Ibn Ishaq (d.
The most detailed adumbration of this system was Jan Dibbets's Project for Art & Project 15, 1969.
Putting all that aside, at this point in Dworkin's argument the reader meets a less sophisticated adumbration of Olree's argument about the relationship between religious practice and the human ends about which religions and moral philosophies discourse and opine.
By foreshadowing, adumbration constitutes an important means of giving order to works of art.
The effect, sitting behind them, was of so many disembodied heads gazing up at the stage as though one were looking at the aftermath of a battlefield with severed heads strewing the ground--a nice adumbration of Macduff's final ceremonial entry: "Behold where stands / Th'usurper's cursed head" (5.
One thing is clear, however: his significance turns on his alleged contribution to the development of classical economics and his ostensible adumbration of a full-blown market society.
Coleman or Pierre Bourdieu, or yet another adumbration of precursors acknowledged or merely surmised, but with a source whose prestige and worldwide influence is undeniable--the World Bank:
For explication of anomalies and adumbration in Chatman's work, see Carlin (2003a).
166 (1) This of course makes Sigurd a precursor to Christ, and his story an adumbration of the Gospel.
Curriculum content will include adumbration, sketch, color, design, specialty Chinese courses and more.
One reason is that in the myth of Tan'gun, the central myth of the Korean nation, some evangelicals have seen an adumbration of a central doctrine of Christianity: the Trinity.
Historians who have discussed the Sickles trial have scanted the importance of jealousy, arguing instead that the trial was important either for its adumbration of masculine honor (according to Hendrik Hartog) or (in Robert Ireland's view) of antebellum concepts of insanity.