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figurative

adjective allegoric, allegorical, anagogic, anagogical, depictive, descriptive, emblematic, emblematical, evidential, exhibitive, expressive, figural, illustrative, imitative, implicative, indicatory, metaphoric, metaphorical, pictographic, pictorial, portraying, representational, representative, satirical, simulative, standing for, suggestive, symbolic, symbolical, symbolizing, symptomatic, typical, vivid
See also: representative
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I have literally, I mean figuratively, taken on board your comments sir and invite you to keep an eye (not literally of course) on my future ramblings.
In a mere 60 or 70 years, developed countries' populations went from roughly 98% directly engaged in farming to roughly 2% directly engaged in farming--something akin to moisture removal from headbox to dry end of the paper machine and figuratively just as fast relative to all of recorded history.
The high-pitched whine of turboshaft helicopter engines is figuratively music to the ears of Army testers at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama because it is the sweet sound of success for a multi-year team effort.
Flounder, founder--"Founder means to sink, either literally (as with a ship) or figuratively (as with a project).
Everest" attitude to literary fascination with the queen -- "because she is there" -- creates a false distinction between that and her self-declared "While Sutton" theory -- "[b]ecause that is, figuratively, where the money is.
In other words, the publicly funded program figuratively said, "no secular service providers need apply.
It was, figuratively as well as literally, the prime engine of that 'circulatory ferment' of goods, bodies and cash that implicated a whole society in the values and practise of capitalism.
The job is so loaded with meaningful attributes that its loss is not simply the loss of a paycheck or of the work itself; it is the loss of a structure that literally and figuratively supported us and gave us a sense of self, a sense of meaning and of purpose.
The mighty Hudson River seems to be narrowing, figuratively speaking, when it comes to New York's housing market.
The casino accepted my credit card information quickly and automatically e-mailed me a valid user ID, and within minutes I was figuratively sitting in front of a pile of chips and mulling over what game to start with.
Based on a theatre piece called Disregard This Play, the action of Bingo revolves literally and figuratively around a young man who is told that his name is Bingo by a belligerent clown, a grotesque little girl and a strange creature called The Money Guy.
When a Jamaican is born of a black woman and some English or Scotsman, the black mother is literally and figuratively kept out of sight as far as possible.