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metaphor
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The House of Mirth
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  • He had left behind only the ripple of amusement which his speedy despatch had caused among her friends; and though later (to shift the metaphor) he reappeared lower down the stream, it was only in fleeting glimpses, with long submergences between.
  • He smiled at the whirl of metaphor with which he was trying to build up a defence against the influences of the last hour.
  • His betrothed looked shocked at the metaphor, and George Dorset exclaimed with a sardonic growl: "Poor devil!

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  • He was speaking metaphorically when he referred to being mugged by reality.
  • It was falling so hard that it looked like white sparks (and this is a simile, too, not a metaphor).
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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