[ UK /mˌɛtəfˈɒɹɪk/ ]
  1. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
    metaphoric language
    a metaphorical expression
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How To Use metaphoric In A Sentence

  • Whether Mr. Johnson was speaking metaphorically or just plain sillily, the fact he was expressing concern over adding many US military personnel to a small island displays concern for the overall impact on the Guamites … Guamians … Guamicans, hell just what does one call a resident of Guam? Think Progress » Rep. Johnson worries that the island of Guam will ‘tip over and capsize’ if U.S. troops relocate there.
  • There aren't many films that metaphorically made ... jdogzz: love the first three cant wait till the forth one comes out my e-mail is: [email protected] alew: It ` s not ryan gosling in the last photo - it ` s the the director of the film Film Junk
  • Many theologians hold that these attributes are metaphorical rather than real, since comparison of God to human beings is strictly forbidden due to fears of associationism.
  • As Mrs Varden distinctly heard, and was intended to hear, all that Miggs said, and as these words appeared to convey in metaphorical terms a presage or foreboding that she would at some early period droop beneath her trials and take an easy flight towards the stars, she immediately began to languish, and taking a volume of the Manual from a neighbouring table, leant her arm upon it as though she were Hope and that her Barnaby Rudge: a tale of the Riots of 'eighty
  • Her second novel is written in a very metaphorical style.
  • While science describes our world through facts and figures, art and literature describes our world in metaphorical ways, by allowing us to see with our hearts what our minds sometimes have trouble fathoming. Comic geek question
  • The writer indulged in metaphorical language
  • We must remember, however, that there was a time when the same 'purposefulness' was believed to exist in the cosmos where everything seemed to turn literally and metaphorically around the earth, the abode of man. Science and Morals and Other Essays
  • Metaphorical images are so effective due to the social and natural contexts in which we acquire or learn their meanings.
  • To do so, she explores the idea of metaphoricity, transforming conceits into self-reflexive, self-questioning, and ultimately self-effacing representation.
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