Meanwhile the name of El Dorado came to be used metaphorically of any place where wealth could be rapidly acquired.
A similar use of birch rods has continued among pedagogues to times so recent that the birch is yet, literally or metaphorically, the instrument of school-room discipline.
He uses the term Hades twice metaphorically (Matt.
The foolishness and obstinacy of the ass has caused the name to be transferred metaphorically to human beings; and the fifth proposition of Book i.
Metaphorically it is used for the immeasurable darkness, eternity, and the infinite generally.
For example, we metaphorically conceptualize numbers as points on a line.
The word is used literally in biology; and metaphorically in prosody or grammar for a verse or sentence with a beginning wanting.
fel, is used for anything extremely bitter, whether actually or metaphorically.
Since moving house I have been metaphorically raped by a decidedly large cucumber.
If it is permissible to speak of the relations of living forms to one another metaphorically, the similitude chosen must undoubtedly be that of a common root, whence two main trunks, one representing the vegetable and one the animal world, spring; and, each dividing into a few main branches, these subdivide into multitudes of branchlets and these into smaller groups of twigs.
ACEPHALOUS, headless, whether literally or metaphorically, leaderless.
13), as the bringer of terrible dreams, and is used metaphorically as a synonym for child-birth (Virg.
pellex), and seren (ri,pavvos) the title applied to the five lords of the Philistine confederation; seren otherwise means " axle," and may have been applied metaphorically like the Arab.
The person would be, metaphorically, wrapped in a blanket of human devotion.
The term "fixed" is very appropriate, because, essentially, a fixed astrological sign hopes to metaphorically nail things down or fix them so that the system can be controlled and maintained.
He teaches (whether suggestively, metaphorically or deliberately), pre-existence' as well as survival; perhaps he is moved to this by non-Greek influences.
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