Metaphorically sentence example

metaphorically
  • Meanwhile the name of El Dorado came to be used metaphorically of any place where wealth could be rapidly acquired.
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  • For example, we metaphorically conceptualize numbers as points on a line.
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  • The word is used literally in biology; and metaphorically in prosody or grammar for a verse or sentence with a beginning wanting.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The person would be, metaphorically, wrapped in a blanket of human devotion.
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  • 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.
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  • Metaphorically it is used for the immeasurable darkness, eternity, and the infinite generally.
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  • 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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  • Since moving house I have been metaphorically raped by a decidedly large cucumber.
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