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metaphorically

[ met-uh-fawr-ik-lee, -for- ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈfɔr ɪk li, -ˈfɒr- /
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adverb
in a way that constitutes a metaphor, a figure of speech that refers to one thing in terms of another, suggesting a resemblance between the two: The native Romani word “drakhalin,” whose literal meaning is “grapevine,” is often used metaphorically to mean the internet.
figuratively speaking; not literally: We are metaphorically on top of the world over his success and look forward to his return.
as a symbol or emblem representing something else: In various biblical contexts, salt is used metaphorically to signify permanence, loyalty, value, and purification.

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Origin of metaphorically

OTHER WORDS FROM metaphorically

non·met·a·phor·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·met·a·phor·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·met·a·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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