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Adumbrate

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To Adu'mbrate. v.a. [adumbro, Lat.]

To shadow out; to give a slight likeness; to exhibit a faint resemblance, like that which shadows afford of the bodies which they represent.

Heaven is designed for our reward, as well as rescue; and therefore is adumbrated by all those positive excellencies, which can endear or recommend. Decay of Piety.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Active (289)

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