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Synonyms for adumbrate

to draw up a preliminary plan or version of

to make dark or darker

Synonyms for adumbrate

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

give to understand

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The art of It's No Use, Alberto is deliberately primitive; today, there is a kind of refinement to the simplicity with which Applebroog adumbrates her simultaneously seductive and confrontational figures.
It also adumbrates possibilities on the practical level.
Occasional discussion of literary texts (Shakespeare's sonnets, as well as Richard II, King Lear, and Hamlet, plays by George Chapman and Thomas Heywood, in addition to brief analysis of Milton's "On Time") adumbrates the analysis of life-writing throughout the volume.
59-65), which adumbrates Malebranche's link between metaphysics and ethics.
The first half of the book (part 1) adumbrates and examines the qualities characteristic of good fives.
Even though the narrative voice in Djebar rarely inhabits the first-person position, it often breaks into the narration and adumbrates a "nous" or a couple's selfhood, whereas Sebbar's Sherazade speaks for all Sherazades, past, present, and future, and offers a model for strong, independent, liberated women, ones not tied to motherhood.
Much of this material has already been covered by, among others, Mark Rocha, and Herrington's book brings little that is new to the discussion--except for the interesting parallels she adumbrates between Wilson's method of "cutting and pasting" his scripts and Bearden's creation of his collages.
In very different ways each of the contributors arrives at the same general conclusion: despite the appropriation of post-structuralist and post-modern theoretical apparati, critics of early modern English culture have yet to comfortably situate the "problem of race" in an early modern historiography that fully adumbrates the complexity, fluidity, and problematic nature of the discourses of race that prevailed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
I'm failing, like I always fail," he notes in a recording from his storied, sprawling project Hahn/Huhn, 2003-2009, which adumbrates (one would be hard-pressed to say it describes) the artist's search for meaning and narrative in the intersections of personal coincidence and historical circumstance surrounding the shooting of a GDR border guard and the discovery of nuclear fission by a German chemist (the Huhn and Hahn of the title).
emphasizes the baptism in the Jordan as a messianic anointing, and this provides a critical link between the mysteries of Christ's life and the history of salvation--the story of the people of Israel--the meaning of which Christ simultaneously proleptically adumbrates and ultimately perfects.
Despite Vida's recurring imitations of Virgilian passages, his poem about the passion of Christ doesn't lend itself well to the problems that Gregory adumbrates in his introduction.
Little is gained from projecting Brodskii's acquaintance with foreign prose fiction into an overarching narrative--from Dickens through Joyce and Hemingway to Faulkner and Camus--that supposedly adumbrates the poet's evolving relationship to an intangible higher goal.
Even as he warns against overreading "Silence," Emmerich playfully suggests that it obliquely adumbrates Kawabata's 1972 suicide in his Zushi studio.
However, she relies on work in philosophical psychology regarding emotion to develop her views about appreciation, and her aesthetic account of the role of emotion in appreciation has significant implications for ethical theory, which she adumbrates at the end of her book.
The prefatory poem, "Look Homeward, Exile" (with its echoes of Thomas Wolfe), adumbrates the theme of exile and a transplanted South: