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Origin of figurative
OTHER WORDS FROM figurative
Words nearby figurative
Example sentences from the Web for figurative
Bauer literally had a Rosebud moment, but may not have had a figurative one.
No, says the confused C.K, who expected the figurative nature of his statement to be obvious.The Movement for Patient Access to Doctors’ Notes Is Growing|Janelle Dumalaon|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cheshire is less interested in the literal, chromosomal answer than the figurative one.
In that moment, Will has fully embraced the figurative dark side.In The Good Wife’s Explosive ‘Hitting the Fan,’ That’s Exactly What Happens|Chancellor Agard|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a figurative way, palimpsest refers to an object or place that reflects its own history.
To use your figurative language, when this wormeaten monarchy is broken, what will come out of the ruins?Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
There is a generally accepted division of language into literal and figurative.
When a person says, “He is a bright boy,” he has used the word “bright” in a sense that is not literal; the use is figurative.
Figurative language employs words with meanings not strictly literal, but varying from their ordinary definitions.
The concentrations are figurative, but may be taken to represent actual concentrations, such as 0.015 molar, etc.