Ting's bag was darkening and getting heavier with every raindrop but I refused to think about the symbolism. THE MANANA MAN (2002)For after all, he concluded, it was the symbolism that mattered. CORMORANT (2002)
Now the turf fights were not the mere symbolism over who dwelt on what block. CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (2002)
较常使用。在柯林斯辞典中， symbolism 是1万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: symbolism NOUN
Symbolism is the use of symbols in order to represent something.
The scene is so rich in symbolism that any explanation risks spoiling the effect.
symbolism 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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