Metaphorically
Metaphoric Met`a*phor"ic, Metaphorical Met`a*phor"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. m['e]taphorique.] Of or pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; figurative; tropical; as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical sense. -- {Met`a*phor"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Met`a*phor"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • metaphorically — metaphorical (also metaphoric) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of the nature of or relating to metaphor. DERIVATIVES metaphorically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • metaphorically — adverb in a metaphorical manner she expressed herself metaphorically • Derived from adjective: ↑metaphorical …   Useful english dictionary

  • metaphorically — adverb see metaphor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • metaphorically — See metaphoric. * * * …   Universalium

  • metaphorically — metÉ™ fÉ”rɪklɪ , fÉ‘ / fÉ’ adv. in a metaphorical manner, comparatively; allegorically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • metaphorically — met·a·phor·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • metaphorically — See: metaphorical …   English dictionary

  • literally — Metaphorically. He hit that ball literally out of town …   Dictionary of american slang

  • literally — Metaphorically. He hit that ball literally out of town …   Dictionary of american slang

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