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Certainly, the third definition of Spectric (it "connotes the overtones, adumbrations, or spectres which for the poet haunt all objects both of the seen and the unseen world") takes much from Symbolism, with its emphasis on evocation, obscurity, the irrational, and the connection between the inner and the outer realms.
In any case, the use of technical adumbrations has become more popular and prevalent on TV talent tilts, so clearer policies and standards should be established to avoid controversial verdicts in the future.
Whereas Schattschneider's 1935 monograph is perhaps not widely read (or closely read) due to the way the tedious adumbrations of committee submissions overwhelm his famous epigrammatic flourishes, I have no explanation for why economists rarely even cite his more mature and sharply written 1960 narrative, especially as it can be read in one sitting.
Similarly, the idea of Turner as a progressive artist was perhaps not compatible with the academic practice of etudes--sketches painted from nature; esquisses--studies developed back in the studio; and finally ebauches--the rough adumbrations of a chosen composition which again, could be worked up later.
it was akin to philosophy in its adumbrations of the universal:
Waugh's emphasis falls on modernist adumbrations of "the embodied mind"--the rejection by writers in this group of Cartesian axioms concerning the mind-body split.
Yet Brennan's linear method sometimes fosters adumbrations that preclude deep enough examination of the themes of a particular piece or of Greene's output as a whole.
I trade matter with god's adumbrations when I'm face to face
Parham deserves our thanks for his careful analysis of the many interesting adumbrations to be found in Hopkins' work.
When we behold the light and brightness of the sun, the golden edges of an evening cloud, or the beauteous [rain]bow, we behold the adumbrations of His glory and goodness; and, in the blue sky, of His mildness and gentleness." (7)
shows only with adumbrations. There is no light without shadows,
Meillassoux's idealist introduces Husserlian adumbrations as an example of sophisticated idealism.