figure of speech

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Related to figure of speech: personification, metaphor, simile, parts of speech
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I say, do not choose; but that is a figure of speech by which I would distinguish what is commonly called choice among men, and which is a partial act, the choice of the hands, of the eyes, of the appetites, and not a whole act of the man.
Meanwhile, in Twitter, people continued to use the enjoy the new figure of speech amid debates on what Janine did was right or wrong.
A metaphor, then, is a figure of speech that merges two seemingly different objects or ideas and carries us from one realm of existence to another.
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Ramsden, who admitted he came from a family of "troublemakers", said: "It was just a figure of speech, I didn't literally mean going out and doing something like that.
Mr Brisco says that was just a figure of speech and that he didn't give Sharma's firm, TVRC, permission to keep it.
CLEVELAND, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolutionary dual-head punch, produced by a Cleveland-area tool and die company, has helped Ohio's premier roll-forming supplier in the world discover first-hand that "two heads are better than one" is not merely a tired figure of speech but a realistic way to save money and time.
Having a "healthy glow" isn't just a figure of speech.
An idiom is a figure of speech that means something different from what it says literally.
Eating shit is not a figure of speech in this world, nor is it the most disturbing culinary experience a person might have.
He lets us know that he is using a figure of speech (one of the only times Jesus ever tips his hand about his teaching methods).
While the contract administration file often sits in a remote file cabinet, out of sight, out of mind becomes more of a standard practice than just a figure of speech.