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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner where something is expressed in terms usually used for something else.

Usage examples (37)
  • She expressed herself metaphorically
  • A man has used a term metaphorically, or predicated it of itself as though it were something different.
  • Much as I am in favor of a politician doing in reality what they usually do metaphorically, is this really news?
  • His discovery includes an utterance that metaphorically is somewhat connected to a scientific view of the beginnings: for more
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