How to use Figurative in a sentence

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  • It was an abstract of Christian doctrine in a vague and figurative way.

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  • Ten-year-olds begin to understand figurative word meanings.

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  • Idioms and figurative language have to be deliberately taught and explained in detail.

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  • The large works in pen and ink imitate the small marks of the tiny sketches, be they figurative images or abstract doodles.

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  • The priesthood which Christ exercises is the counterpart, in no merely figurative sense, of the levitical priesthood.

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  • Dunlop's work explores the fundamental esthetic issues in his predominantly figurative paintings.

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  • Current Work Raku and smoke fired figurative ceramics and bowls.

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  • Like many painters who studied in the early 1980s, Innes fell under the spell of figurative expressionism.

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  • For figurative language we need only look at Mercutio's fiddlestick - what is a real fiddlestick and what has he instead?

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  • We haven't taken on new artists for some years, however mainly figurative artists would be considered.

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  • At the start of my degree course my work was mostly figurative.

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  • Moreover they are not doctrinal, but hortatory, and purely figurative.

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  • However, she brought back influences from the States and her patterns became far more figurative.

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  • In 1997 I began a change of direction to figurative work and raku firing.

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  • In the 1960s the American designer Donald Claflin created humorous, figurative pieces such as the ' Dragon ' brooch included in the show.

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  • He calls him a man of small mental capacity, who took the figurative language of apostolic traditions for literal fact.

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  • The figurative nature of the language respecting the future makes it difficult to determine precisely the thought of the book on this point; but it seems to contemplate continued existence hereafter for both righteous and wicked, and rewards and punishments allotted on the basis of moral character.

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  • This is highly figurative, you understand, intended to convey a glimpse.

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  • This is not an inappropriate response, for African artists have produced countless masterworks of three-dimensional figurative sculpture.

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  • Only the best figurative painters do us this favor.

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  • Paul's selection reflects his own partiality to figurative painting.

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  • Dod has recently diversified into more figurative work and sports portraiture.

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  • As the canvases were not representational, figurative works, there could be no comparison with other treatments of a " subject " .

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  • Paintings that follow a distinctive path by building bridges between the abstract and the figurative, between public statement and private reverie.

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  • Lucy Kinsella is a figurative sculptor whose work focuses mainly on animals.

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  • Weaver William Jefferies and bronze sculptor Philip Hearsey fill the gallery with figurative tapestries and abstract vessels.

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  • Kerry Stewart Drops Loveliness at Royal Festival Hall Ballroom, London Kerry Stewart is known, so far, for her figurative sculpture.

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  • Listeners find tropes easy to understand precisely because much of their thinking is constrained by figurative processes.

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  • At the same time we may find expressed in figurative language the germs of thoughts which enter into still newer doctrines of evolution.

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  • Further, by maintaining that the elements are continually being combined and separated by the two forces love and hatred, which appear to represent in a figurative way the physical forces of attraction and repulsion, Empedocles may be said to have made a considerable advance in the construction of the idea of evolution as a strictly mechanical process.

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  • His highly figurative language might leave us in doubt how far he conceived the higher stages of this evolution of nature as following the lower in time.

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  • The word is also used in various figurative senses, and more particularly for the "nautical log," an apparatus for ascertaining the speed of ships.

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  • The doctrine of immortality comes prominently forward in his ethics, but whether this must not be reckoned with the figurative accommodation to the popular theology of Greece which pervades his ethical teaching, is very doubtful.

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  • If the music of Tristan is more polyphonic than that of Lohengrin, it is because it is hardly figurative to call its drama polyphonic also.

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  • It is doubtful how far Ezekiel's account of the cherubim and Isaiah's account of the seraphim are to be taken as descriptions of actual beings; they are probably figurative, or else subjective visions.

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  • As the oscilla swung in the wind, oscillare came to mean to swing, hence in English "oscillation," the act of swinging backwards and forwards, periodic motion to and fro, hence any variation or fluctuation, actual or figurative.

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  • While too much stress must not be laid on a chain of reasoning open to some uncertainty at several points, it is difficult to suppose with Loisy, Quatrieme Evangile, 1903, p. 2 93, that the number was intended by the evangelist as purely figurative, and is therefore destitute of all historical meaning.

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  • In poetical and figurative language "gale" is often used in a pleasant sense, as in "favouring gale"; in America, it is used in a slang sense for boisterous or excited behaviour.

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  • To these "spheres" some writers add, by figurative usage, the terms "biosphere," or life-sphere, to cover all living things, both animals and plants, and "psychosphere," or mind-sphere, covering all the products of human intelligence.

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  • He answered them first in figurative language, speaking of the certain downfall of a kingdom or a family divided against itself, and of the strong man's house which could not be looted unless the strong man were first bound.

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  • In current usage, the term is applied to a feminine spirit or fairy, and is often used in a figurative sense of a graceful, slender girl or young woman.

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  • As the canvases were not representational, figurative works, there could be no comparison with other treatments of a " subject ".

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  • Hence, it is best to start inserting poetry lesson plans into a student's English curriculum as soon as possible, in order to train a child's mind early on to recognize symbolism and figurative language.

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  • This literal change can symbolize figurative change for many people.

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  • Hyperlexia is a complex problem that has two fundamental components; superior vocabulary paired with a difficulty to understand figurative language.

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  • Children may exhibit a particular interest in the alphabet and words but they are unable to interpret verbal nuances like sarcasm and figurative language.

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  • Figurative language is particularly problematic because the individual with Aspergers is quite concrete.

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  • A person diagnosed on the autism spectrum has difficulty understanding social interactions, especially subtle nuances of nonverbal communication, figurative language, and humor.

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  • Difficulties understanding figurative language and facial expressions are examples of how the condition affects social communication.

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  • Not understanding figurative language and taking things literally.

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  • Man in their view is actually, and in no figurative sense, akin to the beasts.

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  • But it was not until 1609 that, the "great Martian labour" being at length completed, he was able, in his own figurative language, to lead the captive planet to the foot of the imperial throne.

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  • The word is more generally employed in its figurative or transferred sense, to describe a gathering of brilliant or distinguished persons or objects.

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  • Cedrus Libani, the far-famed Cedar of Lebanon, is a tree which, on account of its beauty, stateliness and strength, has always been a favourite with poets and painters, and which, in the figurative language of prophecy, is frequently employed in the Scriptures as a symbol of power, prosperity and longevity.

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  • Their use was chiefly astrological, and their highly figurative names - " Great Splendour," " Immense Void," "Fire of the Phoenix," &c. - had reference to no particular stars.

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  • To the odd terminology of Donne's poetic philosophy Dryden gave the name of "metaphysics," and Johnson, borrowing the suggestion, invented the title of the "metaphysical school" to describe, not Donne only, but all the amorous and philosophical poets who succeeded him, and who employed a similarly fantastic language, and who affected odd figurative inversions.

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