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Synonyms for adumbrate

to draw up a preliminary plan or version of

to make dark or darker

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Synonyms for adumbrate

describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

give to understand

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In a brief review, it is impossible to do anything but adumbrate the perversity of the opinions of this profoundly illiberal and antimodernist "reformer"; as "a violent Tory of the old school;--Walter Scott's school, that is to say, and Homer's," Ruskin was in principle opposed to neither feudalism nor slavery.
Scaliger's Poetices libri septem examine, at length, epic dispositio and adumbrate a theory of suspense.
This is why his gestures always adumbrate the body or its parts.
At the same time he suggests that accounts of mourning for victims (in letters, diaries, and poems) also adumbrate the phases of grieving which modern psychologists have distinguished.
Meanwhile, the paint in Berkeley #21 and #44, often gesturally amorphous, adumbrates the flatness rather than denying it.
uncovers the larger pattern of meanings: he convincingly adumbrates how Graham reshaped the traditional evangelical language of revivalism into a moral vocabulary that millions of Americans (evangelicals and others) used to make sense of their private lives and public commitments.
The declaration adumbrates the general framework of the tripartite cooperation.
Demers adumbrates the major events of Ellis's life as glimpsed through the archival record.
The second section of Mitchell's book, "Developing a Genre, Asserting Black Citizenship," not only provides compelling analyses of Grimke's Rachel, Dunbar-Nelson's Mine Eyes Have Seen, and Mary Burrill's Aftermath but also powerfully adumbrates the conventions of lynching plays.
The author adumbrates the logic of representation (for example, speaking by proxy in politics) and representation (as in art or philosophy through portrait) in a provocative manner.
To the profit motive for businesses standing to profit from the material effects of liturgical and theological change, he adumbrates the innate respect of early modern English people for their civil and ecclesiastical authorities.
It adumbrates the two specific actions that were taken within the context of the living theories approach to action research--the use of Socratic questioning and the development of a new approach to reflective writing--with a focus on the latter.
Although the latter adumbrates much, but not all, of Skowronek's argument at a level suitable for most undergraduates while adding immensely to Franklin Pierce's name recognition quotient, it falls short of the fuller exposition that graduate students, for example, might require.
He adumbrates seven "survival skills" (e.g., "critical thinking and problem solving," "agility and adaptability") that he believes must become education priorities.