emblematic emblematic  /ˌɛmblə ˈmæ tɪk/


  1. (adj) serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
  2. (adj) being or serving as an illustration of a type


  1. So you've excluded an emblematic liberal and an emblematic conservative.
  2. Keating, the Phoenix businessman who is accused of using Lincoln as a private casino, is emblematic of the nation's $300 billion-plus S L disaster.


  • Obama-Merkel Cool as Leaders Together Standing Since 2009

    In 2008, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected Obama’s request to speak at the Berlin landmark as presumptuous for a presidential candidate. That he’s speaking there next week, at her invitation, is emblematic of how the two political outsiders have forged an unlikely connection.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "Over the last decade, this agency has become emblematic of a failed philosophy that views all regulation with hostility," Obama said Tuesday night from the Oval Office, adding that "the pace of reform was just too slow."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. In addition to his towering artistic achievements, Librarian of Congress James Billington mentioned that McCartney has also "made an impact far beyond music through his humanitarianism and activism around the world, which are emblematic of the...
    on May 24, 2010 By: James Billington Source: Lime Wire (blog)

  3. New York police spend "considerable time and resources protecting the landmarks nearly everyone would recognize as emblematic of New York and America," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. "But we also protect the anonymous, unheralded...
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Raymond Kelly Source: Washington Post

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