But Sanjay seems today like an adumbration, rather than the acme, of authoritarian possibilities in India.
Newman was the true priest, and Froude recognized his genius and that his soul was "an adumbration of the Divine."
On the evolutionist interpretation this is an adumbration of the actual genealogical tree or Stammbaum.
Here has been seen an adumbration of natural selection: he himself admits the difficulty he has in making it clear.
We get thus far in the adumbration of Essentia that it is the subject of all predicates, but never itself a predicate.
But an image is but an image still, and can be but an adumbration or shadow of the true Perfect Being.
You cannot do it; unless indeed in Isaac's Sacrifice you are content to find the adumbration of the scene on Calvary.
Every nerve centre must be prepared to express any adumbration of plasticity.
There is no explanation, for instance, in calling beauty an adumbration of divine attributes.
Men never move to the adumbration of general right until the conquest of political rights has been proved inadequate.
1530s, from Latin adumbrationem (nominative adumbratio) "a sketch in shadow, sketch, outline," noun of action from past participle stem of adumbrare "to cast a shadow, overshadow, represent (a thing) in outline," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + umbrare "to cast in shadow," from PIE *andho- "blind, dark" (see umbrage).
"to outline, to sketch," 1580s, from Latin adumbratus "sketched, shadowed in outline," past participle of adumbrare "to represent (a thing) in outline" (see adumbration). Meaning "to overshadow" is 1660s. Related: Adumbrated; adumbrating.