Thesaurus / metaphoric
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He did not, however, go to the extreme of neglecting Jewish observance on the strength of metaphoric interpretation.

A Thousand Years of Jewish HistoryMaurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

After thousands of years the lines of metaphoric advance are still shown, and in many cases actually retained in the meaning.

InstigationsEzra Pound

The metaphoric 'infancy' of which Guarini speaks is the pre-dramatic period of pastoral growth.

This and other apocryphal stories illustrate the evolution of Haggadoth out of metaphoric allusions.

Susie Bateman snorted like the metaphoric warhorse, for she scented battle.

In truth, the charms of this magnificent maiden were worthy of metaphoric phrase.

Primitive man found himself "up a tree" in both the actual and the metaphoric sense.

I should say to the ordinary bookbuyer, in metaphoric language, Avoid the kickshaws and stick to the solids!

By-ways in Book-landWilliam Davenport Adams

With all the wealth of his prolix, poetic, metaphoric tongue, the Polish author gives them abundant consideration.

The North American Slime-MouldsThomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

Another secondary meaning is "to re-vive or to re-kindle" in its metaphoric sense.

WORDS RELATED TO METAPHORIC

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