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Public works were probably of more symbolic importance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a largely symbolic move with little meaning in practice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The meetings are sometimes attended only for their symbolic value. Christianity Today (2000)That is why he embedded the symbolic meanings of the letters in the structures of his work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many of the most powerful symbolic gestures have taken place on the field of play. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They only leave aside the symbolic changes which were introduced by the constitutional treaty. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is of really powerful symbolic importance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But this move is still symbolic for all that. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a time when seemingly small symbolic gestures wrought seismic change. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a marginal seat of huge symbolic significance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was a crucial symbolic change when its web address switched from. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But their peoples attached enormous symbolic importance to their presence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Scottish citizenship would be of largely symbolic value for celebrities. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is hoped that the symbolic gestures will end the feud once and for all. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is a dim collection of brick sheds groping for some symbolic significance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet the symbolic effect is important. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Will the new law change anything, or will it be largely symbolic? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Austrian hunt is a largely symbolic act. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Losing the triple-A badge would be largely symbolic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There isn't anything symbolic about the move. The Sun (2014)The saga clearly had a symbolic meaning in ancient China. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He remained an important symbolic figure in the party, but the very nature of his political interests meant his constituency was limited and shrinking. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)
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British English: symbolic ADJECTIVE
If you describe an event, action, or procedure as symbolic, you mean that it represents an important change, although it has little practical effect.
A lot of officials are stressing the symbolic importance of the trip.
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