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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a not literal sense.

Usage examples (37)
  • figuratively speaking,...
  • Adjective : a figurative expression. ,His remark was a figurative boomerang. ,Elizabethan poetry is highly figurative
  • To apply the term figuratively to the forces inherent in national character savoured of a literary indecorum.
  • Escape, literally and figuratively, is everywhere in this novel. for more
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