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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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Toomer's visionary goal of "raceless individuality" adumbrates this novel-as-manifesto rendering of Infants of the Spring, "the only published account of the Harlem group's plan to create a body of 'objective' literature.
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.
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.
Cecilia, adumbrates the main argument of chapter 4, in which Connolly links the visual and textual traditions of Cecilia and King David to reveal their shared associations with the idea of spiritual change and with music.
The main title suggests an investigation of the points of similarity and difference between two contiguous traditions; the sub-title adumbrates a belief in the text as an autonomous focus of meaning, with all the doctrinal consequences that entails.
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.
Henrich then adumbrates the ways in which Kant's account of the structure and dynamics of this relation were taken to be either problematic or insufficient in theoretical philosophy between Kant and Hegel.
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.
Even as he warns against overreading "Silence," Emmerich playfully suggests that it obliquely adumbrates Kawabata's 1972 suicide in his Zushi studio.
Second, following from this line of reasoning, Gross argues that Shylock adumbrates a "poetics of repugnancy" (149), an esthethique du mal that announces Shakespeare's distinctive contribution to the European and North American canon of literature.
The book is divided into three parts: part 1 examines the Platonic definition of philosophy and its antecedents, in order to trace the origin and meaning of terms such as philosophein and the noun philosophia; part 2 adumbrates the notion of philosophy as a way of life; and part 3 tracks the transformation of the ancient idea of philosophy into the Middle Ages and modernity.
Tomas's sickly, dying friend David, a voracious reader, adumbrates a notion of the macrotext, which opens the limitations of the physical world to the transcendental realm of the entire cosmos.
Allowing her to take part in the walk through the forest, the author adumbrates a desire to see her transformed.
Chapter 3 claims that early modern English drama "gives us a symbolic woman healer whose story carries traces of a series of historical conflicts" (64), conflicts which Kerwin adumbrates in the figure of Medea, vilified as harmful but valued as a "magician-healer" (65).