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figure of speech
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Middlemarch
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  • It is what we call a figure of speech—speech at a high figure, as one may say.
  • This was a bold figure of speech, but not exactly the right thing; for, unhappily, the pat opening had slipped away—even couplets from Pope may be but "fallings from us, vanishings," when fear clutches us, and a glass of sherry is hurrying like smoke among our ideas.

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  • A slight figure of speech
    I cut my chest wide open
    They come and watch us bleed
    Is it art like I was hoping now?
    —THE AVETT BROTHERS, "SLIGHT FIGURE OF SPEECH"
    WHEN WE ENTER THE BUILDING, I IMMEDIATELY SEARCH for Will.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Figure of speech.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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