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Definition of Symbolic

  SYMBOLIC   adjective
Pertaining to symbols and the use and interpretation of symbols.
  They say 'tis conscience feels compunction;
  I hold that that's the stomach's function,
  For of the sinner I have noted
  That when he's sinned he's somewhat bloated,
  Or ill some other ghastly fashion
  Within that bowel of compassion.
  True, I believe the only sinner
  Is he that eats a shabby dinner.
  You know how Adam with good reason,
  For eating apples out of season,
  Was 'cursed.'  But that is all symbolic:
  The truth is, Adam had the colic.


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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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