Yet his followers, if not he himself, were ever making use of language in the highest degree metaphorical, and were always explaining facts in accordance with preconceived opinions.
Since she was always so metaphorical with her speech, I never knew when she was being blunt and serious.
All of her plans that she had spent so long putting together were a metaphorical trainwreck.
"My day wasn't actually a battle. I was just being metaphorical," said Gina.
A young girl takes a trip through a metaphorical zoo gathering animals symbolic of her negative thoughts.
Bible bashers tell us this is merely metaphorical.
The rhyming dialog, far from being a gimmick, adds metaphorical clout to the script without distracting from the performances in any way.
equivocal expressions, of metaphorical phrases, or of eccentric words.
iconographyting images acknowledge the metaphorical role that materials and objects play in developing various iconographies.
If you try to talk about a truth that's merely moral, people always think it's merely metaphorical.
simple numeration is expanded to " abstract " mathematics by metaphorical projections from our sensory-motor experience.
True it is that there were not wanting other men in these islands whose common sense refused to accept the metaphorical doctrine and the mystical jargon of the Quinarians, but so strenuously and persistently had the Laster asserted their infallibility, and so vigorously had they assailed any who ventured to doubt it, that most peaceable ornithologists found it best to bend to the furious blast, and in some sort to acquiesce at least in the phraseology of the self-styled interpreters of Creative Will.
His exclusion from France, however, was chiefly metaphorical, and really meant exclusion from Paris and its neighbourhood.
He criticizes very severely the habitual use of metaphorical language in describing mental operations.
are not solutions of this difficulty, as appears from their metaphorical form.
His views on the Eucharist upheld the metaphorical against the literal interpretation of the word "body," but he asserted that believers partook of the sacrament more for the sake of others than for their own, though later he emphasized it as a means of grace for the Christian life.
The scientific and philosophic usage has grown out of an early conception of jurisprudence, and is really metaphorical, derived from the phrase "natural law" or "law of nature," which presumed that commands were laid on matter by God (see T.
30), in a context which makes its metaphorical reference to his Gospel pretty evident.'
worry or tease) is a metaphorical derivative, and "drawing a badger" is similarly used in a figurative sense.
This secondary and metaphorical sense occurs in one of the fragments of Empedocles.
" Son of God " might seem to carry us further still; but the Old Testament makes free use of the title as a metaphorical honour, and we have no proof that any Jewish school interpreted the phrase differently.
18, i) remarks, " His mother, a cow, bore Indra, an unlicked calf " - probably a metaphorical way of speaking.
The novel's metaphorical language was hard for the very logical boy to comprehend.
She thought of that sad time in her life as a metaphorical vale of tears.
Punishments for a teenage delinquent can range from just a metaphorical slap on the wrist to actual jail time in a juvenile detention center.
In the Western tradition, nudity can, broadly speaking, attract both positive and negative metaphorical meanings.
Nudity, therefore, accrued metaphorical meanings of truth, authenticity, and innocence.
In any case, metaphorical meanings and lived practice did not always match up; nor were the idealized meanings of nudity open to all types of naked bodies (for example, those of women, older men, or slaves).
Truth be told, the internet has free backgammon oozing out of its metaphorical ears.
Whether it's metaphorical or not, you can get him started with Risk.
In this introspective tune, Troy takes a look at himself in the metaphorical mirror and vows to learn from his mistakes to achieve his goals.
Of course, there is a vast difference between expression lines and wrinkles, however metaphorical it might be.
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