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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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The same elitist influence is also suggested later in the text when Scribner points up a Protestant belief in the absolute sovereignty and otherness of God, a belief adumbrated by Cusa in his notion of learned ignorance.
Normally I distrust psychoprofiles, but the picture of a psychopathic personality as adumbrated here is convincing, and consistent with all the observable facts.
The modest comedic ambitions of Live Bait, with its adumbrated visual style, gave way in Dirty to a darker, more complex view of human relationships; and as he started to dig deeper into the psyches of his characters, his camera movements and use of locations showed that he was upping the ante on the visual front as well.
However, while the common currency and the financial institutions needed to sustain the currency have been developed, the notion of political union' adumbrated at Maastricht as the corollary of EMU has not moved forward.
It is unfortunate that the study's omission of a conclusion foists on its reader the cognitive incompleteness meted out to cuckolds in the novels of the time, for whereas the coda intrinsically interesting, it merely opens up new areas, in a Dom Juanesque display of appetite for its subject, but the theoretical ambitions adumbrated in the introduction thus remain unachieved, desires temptingly forever on the point of fruition.
The humor and satiric elements that are bandied around during the course of the play - on literature, religion, love, fidelity, politics, time spans, and old age - although adumbrated centuries before, nonetheless keep the reader alert at all times.
The reasons were adumbrated at the time and in today's fixed-odds preview.
He thereby first adumbrated the position of modern-day liberals on the issue of the destiny of African Americans in the social order of the United States (6-7).
The first published collection dates to 1898; but the much larger number of unpublished versions was adumbrated in 1959, in the first volume of H.
There is little in the above comments that is not mentioned or adumbrated in the Benton Report or indeed in the Aslib report (ASLIB, 1995).
The Via Christi adumbrated above is a way of life, a way of Christ's life.
All of this is presented in a very accessible and readable manner always conscious of the overarching theory adumbrated above.
The principles adumbrated by Ritter are not hypotheses in this sense, for no attempt is made to test them by looking for evidence that would confound them.
The raging debates adumbrated in the unlovely phrase "culture wars" acquire a new significance when examined in light of the internal contradictions shadowing the founding and persistence of English departments.
Even more distant from such ideas might seem to be the secular expectations of Marxism; the once fashionable ideas put forward by Oswald Spengler in The Decline of the West; or the more reasoned statement of a cyclical theory adumbrated by Arnold Toynbee.