[ UK /ɐnˈæləd‍ʒi/ ]
[ US /əˈnæɫədʒi/ ]
  1. the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
  2. an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  3. drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
    the models show by analogy how matter is built up
    the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain
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How To Use analogy In A Sentence

  • Finally, I think that Wright, who has written a good deal about evolution, is missing a basic evolutionary analogy.
  • In fact - as a percentage of the population - there's basically a direct analogy between the number of gay tax-payers and the number of gay students.
  • Incidentally, while this naturally brings up an analogy to the constitutional right to an abortion, the analogy is complex.
  • When terms which signify mixed perfections are predicated of God, the analogy becomes so faint that the locution is a mere metaphor. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne
  • We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of past experience. 
  • It may be a dubious analogy, but just say that reading a novel is something like going on a ride at the midway.
  • She drew an analogy between childbirth and the creative process.
  • Our experience of how human minds work provides an analogy to how a primeval, creator mind probably worked.
  • He uses hectic fever as an analogy - as hectic fever is to the body, political maladies are to a state.
  • This fact at once points to an analogy with the umbellate allies, and induces us to examine the insertion of the flowers more critically. Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation
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