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Definition of metaphorical:

  1. Pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; figurative.

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This graph shows how "metaphorical" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for metaphorical:

  1. And one of the commonest forms of fallacious reasoning arising from ambiguity, is that of arguing from a metaphorical expression as if it were literal; that is, as if a word, when applied metaphorically, were the same name as when taken in its original sense: which will be seen more particularly in its place. "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)" , John Stuart Mill.
  2. But unfortunately, as we said, there is nothing in the Scripture, not even a metaphorical expression, to support this theory. "Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors" , James Freeman Clarke.

Quotes for metaphorical:

  1. But it then very soon became clear that the response of a war against terrorism, initially conceived of in a metaphorical sense, began to be taken increasingly seriously and came to entail waging a real war. - Ulrich Beck
  2. In recent decades this symbolic or metaphorical lyric has given way to one which leans toward metonymy. - Thomas Harrison
  3. Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples. - John Searle
  4. Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification. - Robert Smithson

Rhymes for metaphorical:

  1. historical, rhetorical.
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