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ădumbrātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a sketch in shadow, à la silhouette, a perspective sketch or draft (cf. adumbro).
II. Fig., a sketch, outline: nulla est laus oratoris, cujus in nostris orationibus non sit aliqua, si non perfectio, at conatus tamen atque adumbratio, * Cic. Or. 29.—Hence,
B. A false show, the semblance of a thing, pretence: “insidiosa beneficii adumbratio,Val. Max. 7, 3, 8; cf. Cic. Off. 1, 14, 44.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 1.2
    • Cicero, De Officiis, 1.14
    • Cicero, Orator, 29
    • Valerius Maximus, Facta et Dicta Memorabilia, 7.3.8
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