Thesaurus / metaphors

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The speeches abounded in short sententious utterances, in proverbs, poetic allusions and metaphors borrowed from legends.

The Long White CloudWilliam Pember Reeves

One common form of slang is the use of expressions connected with sport as metaphors in speaking of other things.

Be careful that your metaphors show no imagination and conceal your brains as you would a discreditable secret.

And metaphors take us at once into dreamland—no bad place, either.

The Trees of PrideG.K. Chesterton

Emerson is not always felicitous in his choice of metaphors.

EssaysRalph Waldo Emerson

Josh said he mixed his metaphors, though Buster was never able to get him to explain what he meant by saying that.

It will be perceived that to what is called confusion of metaphors Pindar shows a lordly indifference.

Metaphors about drops and rivers are not really to the point.

Passion has no occasion to pause for metaphors, they rush upon the mind which it has heated.

Some men seem never to have enough of metaphors: each one of their sentences must be a flower.

The Art of IllustrationCharles Haddon Spurgeon

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