metaphorical

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  • Therefore all these names are applied to God in a metaphorical sense. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars), by Thomas Aquinas
  • He knew where the metaphorical bodies were buried and many of the actual ones.
  • We have made many metaphorical words from joining together two Latin words and making a new meaning. Cited from Stories That Words Tell Us, by Elizabeth O'Neill
  • In the field of historical studies, the term network has been used in a metaphorical sense alone for a long time.
  • Now, dear friends, beneath these two metaphorical expressions there lies one simple condition. Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: John 1-14, Maclaren
  • Then the young chief addressed his people, in the usual metaphorical language of an Indian. Cited from The Prairie, by J Fenimore Cooper
  • The term "family" was metaphorical, for they generally were not related by blood or marriage.
  • Now this belongs to metaphorical justice, which may be found even in a man who lives all by himself. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • His work is concerned with light as both a physical phenomenon and metaphorical figure.
  • Our language is full of this kind of speaking and writing, which is called "metaphorical." Cited from Stories That Words Tell Us, by Elizabeth O'Neill
  • The term "struggle for life" is again used in its metaphorical sense, and may have no other. Cited from Mutual Aid, by P. Kropotkin
  • The relationship between light and darkness is often used to frame a metaphorical understanding of good and evil.
  • Participants who heard about the successful metaphorical story walked longer and further than those presented with the unsuccessful relationship story.
  • All of these events are both real and metaphorical.
  • He also told MTV News that he wanted the video to be simple yet metaphorical.
  • All language, then, and perhaps all intelligence, are therefore metaphorical.
  • We spent a great many hours around the camp-fire counting our metaphorical scalps. Cited from The Queen of Sheba/My Cousin the Colonel
  • As such, the words are representative of a metaphorical concept of something observed in the world.
  • And when we make use of the expression "from the beginning" we are using a mere metaphorical sign-post. Cited from The Complex Vision, by John Cowper Powys
  • These represent a kind of metaphorical self-portrait and life history.
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