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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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Their editors usually try to recuperate them for feminism by adumbrating a 'political unconscious' to such novels as Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote, Frances Sheridan's Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph, and even Eliza Haywood's The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, subverting the submission to social control that is the ostensible significance of the events narrated.
Michael Cartwright discusses the Encyclopedie plates for the articles 'Anatomie' and 'Chirurgie', adumbrating reading strategies for them, and opening up the perspective of wider research on similar lines.
While adumbrating its recurrence as partaking of the effort to preserve the poignant memories of a totalitarian past, the authors do not fail to alert to the impending petrification of Stalin's specter that has, in the course of decades, haunted Russian fiction and defined its mono-logism.
It is this latter part of Chapter 1, especially "Adumbrating Some of the Other Novels," which most seriously calls into question Widmer's notion of audience and his intent in producing this latest contribution to Lawrence studies.
He ends by adumbrating three essential concepts central for the apprehension of her hermetic texts: (1) their quasi-autobiographical and fictitious superstructure, (2) their frequent usage of the personal familial trope of the middle-class black family as a means of addressing larger social and political issues, and (3) their undeniable origins deep in the subconscious of a black female psyche seeking to reconcile itself with the many identities Kennedy refers to collectively as "her-selves." These three notions converge most powerfully in Kennedy's incisive feature film/play A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White (1976).
Then the artist carved definite, if barely perceptible irregular lines and curves into the me tal, adumbrating eyes and lips and the outlines of the face.