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analogy
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The Purloined Letter
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analogy
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The Purloined Letter
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  • an analogous source of error

  • Bryant, in his very learned 'Mythology,' mentions an analogous source of error, when he says that 'although the Pagan fables are not believed, yet we forget ourselves continually, and make inferences from them as existing realities.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These, like the over-largely lettered signs and placards of the street, escape observation by dint of being excessively obvious; and here the physical oversight is precisely analogous with the moral inapprehension by which the intellect suffers to pass unnoticed those considerations which are too obtrusively and too palpably self-evident.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "The material world," continued Dupin, "abounds with very strict analogies to the immaterial; and thus some color of truth has been given to the rhetorical dogma, that metaphor, or simile, may be made to strengthen an argument, as well as to embellish a description.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • Her analogy is flawed.

  • Analogy is even slipperier than logic.
    Robert Heinlein  --  Stranger in a Strange Land

  • Analogy is even slipperier than logic.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Stranger in a Strange Land

  • An analogy can make a complex problem seem simpler by comparing it to a similar situation.

  • an analogous source of error
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter

  • It had seemed like a funny analogy then; now it didn`t.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels

  • "Impressive analogy," she rolled her eyes.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
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