A frequent instance of antonomasia in the Late Middle Ages and early Renaissance was the use of the term, "the Philosopher," to refer to Aristotle. From LearnThat.org. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonomasia]
It is not for Mr. Buckley to admit to an inattentive memory and careless writing when the polysyllabic evasion of "antonomasia" is available. From Wordnik.com. [Happy Days Are Here Again] Reference
Alma: ¡Profe, a mi, por antonomasia me debe tocar el azul!. From Wordnik.com. [enelmundo Diary Entry] Reference
More or less by antonomasia, an erudite word that I met only many years after and learned the meaning of. From Wordnik.com. [José Saramago - Nobel Lecture] Reference
Nestorians call the Bishop of Mopsuestia, by antonomasia, the. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability] Reference
These, by the extension of the generic term to specifically designate a new subdivision, are, by antonomasia, called gratuitously given graces. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI] Reference
By antonomasia, the word has come to designate also the good work itself, in so far as it deserves a reward from the person in whose service it was performed. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman] Reference
Per me è stato un evento davvero unico, tanto per le sessioni quanto per il fatto che è "l'occasione" per antonomasia per incontrarci tutti (o quasi) insieme. From Wordnik.com. [Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now] Reference
What is generally called art, by antonomasia, collects intuitions that are wider and more complex than those which we generally experience, but these intuitions are always of sensations and impressions. From Wordnik.com. [Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic] Reference
IN Florence, a rich and famous city of Italy, in the province called Tuscany, there dwelt two rich and principal gentlemen called Anselmo and Lothario, which two were so great friends, as they were named for excellency, and by antonomasia, by all those that knew them, the Two Friends. From Wordnik.com. [The Fourth Book. VI. Wherein Is Rehearsed the History of the Curious-Impertinent] Reference
Lost) addresses his hefty companion Hurley as JumboTron antonomasia. From Wordnik.com. [ Composition] Reference
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