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How to use synecdoche in a sentence

Synecdoche puts a part for the whole, or a whole for the part; as, "The harbor was crowded with masts."
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
Blind mouths: 'mouths' is used, by synecdoche, for gluttons, as the five preceding verses show.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROSE AND POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTONHIRAM CORSON
Synecdoche is a species of metonymy, and has the same effect of giving vividness.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
When this relation is that of a part to the whole or of the whole to a part, the figure is synecdoche.
JOURNEYS THROUGH BOOKLAND, VOL. 10CHARLES HERBERT SYLVESTER
The synecdoche, in which a part is put for the whole, as the sword for war, is in its nature essentially a metonymy.
COMPANION TO THE BIBLEE. P. BARROWS
Synecdoche is that figure of speech in which a part is put for the whole, or the whole for a part.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Whether it be synecdoche, metaphor, or metonymy, there is still a figure.
HISTORY OF THE GREAT REFORMATION, VOLUME IVJ. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
Metalepsis carries us so far, but synecdoche must supplement it.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN, VOLUME II (OF 2)CHARLES CREIGHTON
I did send for you to draw me a device, an Imprezza, by Synecdoche a Mott.
THE WORKS OF JOHN MARSTONJOHN MARSTON
But probably the ministers thought it to be another case of synecdoche.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOL. XII. SEPTEMBER, 1863, NO. LXXI.VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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