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  • as inhyperbolism
  • as intall talk
  • as inallusion
  • as inexaggeration
  • as infigure of speech

synonyms for figure speech

  • aggrandizement
  • amplification
  • baloney
  • boasting
  • caricature
  • coloring
  • crock
  • elaboration
  • embroidery
  • emphasis
  • enlargement
  • exaltation
  • excess
  • extravagance
  • fabrication
  • falsehood
  • fancy
  • fantasy
  • figure of speech
  • fish story
  • flight of fancy
  • hog
  • quotation
  • connotation
  • remark
  • inference
  • suggestion
  • innuendo
  • citation
  • insinuation
  • imputation
  • mention
  • charge
  • indication
  • statement
  • intimation
  • denotation
  • implication
  • figure of speech
  • play on words
  • casual remark
  • incidental mention
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How to use figure speech in a sentence

Alessandro turned a grateful look on Ramona as he translated this speech, so in unison with Indian modes of thought and feeling.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
And so this is why the clever performer cannot reproduce the effect of a speech of Demosthenes or Daniel Webster.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Their opportunities and earnings are relatively small, and in order to live they must figure closely.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
He said no more in words, but his little blue eyes had an eloquence that left nothing to mere speech.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
It was when the face and figure of a great tragedian began to haunt her imagination and stir her senses.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Tressan fell suddenly to groaning and wringing his hands a pathetic figure had it been less absurd.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Her tall figure—she was taller than he by at least three inches—was beautiful in its commanding, yet not vulgar, self-possession.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
But suppose we say, since one figure is as good as another, that it has been increased a hundred times.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
After pondering over Mr. Blackbird's speech for a few moments he raised his head.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
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