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Usage examples for metaphorical

  1. The born poet looked as if he were meditating another flight,- not a metaphorical one. – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. What distinguishes oratory from a cold narration, is a more liberal though chaste use of these ornaments which go under the name of figurative and metaphorical expressions; and poetry distinguishes itself from oratory by words and expressions still more ardent and glowing. – Seven Discourses on Art by Joshua Reynolds
  3. On a too metaphorical style. – An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams by Pierre Nicole
  4. With sinuous gestures she waved Mr. Enwright's metaphorical palm before the approaching George. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  5. But probably it should not be pressed and we should regard the utterance as merely a popular sermon using language which is, strictly speaking, metaphorical. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  6. There are many reasons, we are told, why some of his subjects might have called him a father to his people, but the name was not applied by the poet in the ordinary metaphorical sense of the word. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy
  7. No longer is any but the most confirmed writer suffered to spin out volume after volume in complacent ignorance of his readers' state of mind, for these victims of eye- strain and nerves turn upon the newest book, the metaphorical last straw on the camel's load, with the exasperated cry, Why? – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  8. Mrs. Eyrecourt said, with melancholy and metaphorical truth, " There is no elasticity left in my child." – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  9. A boy who always is first fiddle is in danger of artistic faults parallel to those which are implied in the metaphorical sense of the words. – Cardinal Newman as a Musician by Edward Bellasis
  10. Then it occurred to me that this was, perhaps, a metaphorical way of speaking, and that there was, so to speak, a " rod in pickle" for the bairns on this special occasion, but why I could not imagine. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  11. " The dominant style among mystics," says von Hartmann, " is metaphorical in the extreme- now flat and ordinary, more often turgid and emphatic. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  12. The child's current human development and his narrow experience would be like a circus house mirror that would interpret the metaphorical symbol distortedly. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
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