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  1. metaphorsnoun

    Plural form of metaphor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metaphors in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metaphors in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of metaphors in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Hall:

    People move up into bigger areas of responsibility during their careers. There's all kinds of metaphors that come out of gardening and how it applies to everyday life, sometimes you have to be transplanted into areas where you could grow even further.

  2. Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being:

    Tomas did not realize at the time that metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love.

  3. Elizabeth Scala -LRB- @swiftieprof -RRB-:

    I want to take what Taylor Swift fans can already do at a sophisticated level, tease it out for them a bit with a different vocabulary, and then show them how, in fact, Taylor Swift draws on richer literary traditions in Read MoreStudents songwriting, both topically but also formally in terms of how Read MoreStudents uses references, metaphors, and clever manipulations of words, i'll be showing students that these operations and interpretive moves one makes when reading Read MoreStudents songs are appropriate to all forms of writing.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Reading poetry encourages readers to explore vocabulary, understand metaphors and symbolism, and appreciate the nuances of language.

  5. Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary", ch. 12:

    ...exaggerated turns of speech conceal mediocre affections: as if the fulness of the soul might not sometimes overflow in the emptiest of metaphors, since no one, ever, can give the exact measurements of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sufferings, and the human word is like a cracked cauldron upon which we beat out melodies fit for making bears dance when we are trying to move the stars to pity.

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