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adumbration (ad´əmbrā´shən),

n a geometric lack of sharpness of the radiograph shadow. See also penumbra, geometric.
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It also adumbrates possibilities on the practical level.
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).
While the text argues that Estella's visions are a religious mechanism by which she negotiates her social location "in between" American and Mexican societies, she adumbrates the borderlands theory without convincing scholarly precision or sufficient citation.
For all the rich illumination that such enquiries yield, however, I have reservations about the thesis that Bowers adumbrates from his findings.
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.
This positive or affirmative aspect of the work--on these subjects and others--strikingly adumbrates a theme now central to the discourse of virtue ethics: that man can indeed "relearn how to live," especially if he experiences human goodness and happiness within "small communities" that exist as "centers of example, that is to say, nuclei of life around which the lacerated tissues of true moral existence can be reconstituted.
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.
Here he adumbrates one of the critical themes of the book: the extent to which Heloise's letters have incorrectly been read as adhering to a secular, worldly form of love that is seen as being in opposition to the spiritual love espoused by other twelfth-century religious such as Bernard of Clairvaux and William of St.
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.
While looking beyond Athens is totally appropriate for classical studies, it is also the case that Athens reflects and adumbrates that whole, of which it remains for philologists and philosophers an essential part.
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.