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or emblematical

[em-bluh-mat-ik] /ˌɛm bləˈmæt ɪk/
pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as an emblem; symbolic.
Origin of emblematic
1635-45; < Greek emblēmat-, stem of émblēma (see emblem) + -ic
Related forms
emblematically, adverb
emblematicalness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "No, sir," said the stranger, as he felt the emblematical skin curiously.

    The Magic Skin Honore de Balzac
  • This I accepted as emblematical of the struggle for post and place in railway times.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • On the other side was the prow of a ship, which might be emblematical of the fact that money is necessary to keep one above water.

    The Comic History of Rome Gilbert Abbott Becket
  • Their condition is emblematical of their sins while in life.

  • In Egypt the emblematical worship of animals succeeded to the doctrines of Thaut.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • He is of opinion that ye picture of St. George was only emblematical.

    Myth-Land F. Edward Hulme
  • The needle was emblematical of the sword or the dagger; the letter 'M' stands for mort.

    Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas
  • In its character the monument is not less unique than emblematical.

    Nature and Culture Harvey Rice
  • On his shield he bore a golden eagle, emblematical of his name, flying towards heaven, and carrying in his claws a bleeding Moor.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • To have been emblematical, the gall should have been presented to the bride.

    Woman: Man's Equal Thomas Webster
Word Origin and History for emblematical



1640s, perhaps via French emblématique, from Greek emblematikos, from emblema (see emblem).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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