figure of speech


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Related to figure of speech: personification, metaphor, simile, parts of speech
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And in the first figure of speech, Jesus is the shepherd.
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.
Lister concluded, "George Orwell's advice from 1946 is still worth following: 'Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
It is a figure of speech to say that someone is born to music but this is literally true in the case of veteran Cuban singer, Ibrahim Ferrer, who performs at a sell-out concert at Newcastle City Hall tonight.
The new interpretation was based on a figure of speech used by Thomas Jefferson in his famous letter to the Danbury Baptists.
In fact, aside from the laws mentioned above, colonists used the word idiot in only three other contexts: One was the figure of speech used pejoratively to demonstrate contempt; the second was the metaphor signifying spiritual incompetence; and the third was the rare entry in scientific reports.
Immortality may be a figure of speech in both cases, but the two are vastly different figures.
Some might find the organisation confusing but, if one may use a second figure of speech, the devotees of the famous writer will find it a stimulating biographical excursion with many worthwhile stops along the way.