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She expounded on the view previously adumbrated.
  indicate vaguely, so that only the main points are discernable; or foreshadow
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  • She expounded on the view previously adumbrated.
  • She adumbrated the idea only in a single footnote.
  • Leon Guggenhammer was young and fat. Not a day more than thirty, his face, save for the adumbrated puff sacks under the eyes, was as smooth and lineless as a boy’s.
    Jack London  --  Burning Daylight
  • The system of relations established in the Middle Ages between philosophy and theology was adumbrated in the early Middle Ages and completed in the thirteenth century.

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  • The system of relations established in the Middle Ages between philosophy and theology was adumbrated in the early Middle Ages and completed in the thirteenth century.
  • I sensed an immediate change of mood, as if her happy reminiscence of their first days together had (perhaps by my comment) become adumbrated by the consciousness of something else—something troubling, hurtful, sinister.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Ah—well you may ask that!" said Henchard, the new-moon-shaped grin adumbrating itself again upon his mouth.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Her secret being at last given—to the world, and the name of the lady friend being even adumbrated, Jacky made no further experiments in the difficult and tiring art of conversation.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Strange that the face of a person whom I scarcely know save that I think we met once on the gangway of a ship bound for Africa—a mere adumbration of eyes, cheeks, nostrils—should have power to inflict this insult.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • But that is only an adumbration of one great, urgent concern, which in fullest sympathy I shall now call by its name: life’s problem child, man himself, his true state and condition.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain

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  • Liddy continued, adumbrating by the remark the track her thoughts had taken.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Calibree adumbrated, "They’re a good bunch.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • She told Elizabeth-Jane no more of the past attachment she had roughly adumbrated as the experiences of a third person; and Elizabeth, who in spite of her philosophy was very tender-hearted, sighed that night in bed at the thought that her pretty, rich Lucetta did not treat her to the full confidence of names and dates in her confessions.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • I suspect that the indulgent reader will not be able to perceive immediately how this little recollection adumbrates Auschwitz but—as will be seen—it does, and of all of Sophie’s attempts to gain a hold on the confusion of her past, it remains, as a sketch, a fragment, among the most odd and unsettling.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • …and prepared for study; it showed him both the surface and the deeper structure of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, those of the thigh, the foot, and especially the arm, the upper and lower arm; it taught him the Latin names that medicine—that adumbration of the humanist spirit—had nobly and chivalrously supplied to distinguish them; and it allowed him to penetrate to the skeleton, an illustration of which offered him new perspectives, revealing the unity of all things human, the…
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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