Sentence Examples


  • Yet his followers, if not he himself, were ever making use of language in the highest degree metaphorical, and were always explaining facts in accordance with preconceived opinions.
  • True it is that there were not wanting other men in these islands whose common sense refused to accept the metaphorical doctrine and the mystical jargon of the Quinarians, but so strenuously and persistently had the Laster asserted their infallibility, and so vigorously had they assailed any who ventured to doubt it, that most peaceable ornithologists found it best to bend to the furious blast, and in some sort to acquiesce at least in the phraseology of the self-styled interpreters of Creative Will.
  • His exclusion from France, however, was chiefly metaphorical, and really meant exclusion from Paris and its neighbourhood.
  • He criticizes very severely the habitual use of metaphorical language in describing mental operations.
  • Are not solutions of this difficulty, as appears from their metaphorical form.

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