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Definition drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
  • Her analogy is flawed.
  • Analogy is even slipperier than logic.
    Robert Heinlein  --  Stranger in a Strange Land
  • An analogy can make a complex problem seem simpler by comparing it to a similar situation.
  • Analogy is even slipperier than logic.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Had I ever harbored the mystical notions about mountains that seem to obsess lawyers and judges, Aunt Alexandra would have been analogous to Mount Everest: throughout my early life, she was cold and there.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • analogous = something to be compared to
  • an analogous source of error
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • analogous = drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
  • The operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain.
  • If his great cavernous eyes expressed any feeling it was analogous to the reluctance manifest in his posture—he regretted the presence of his gang.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • 'The analogy is accurate,' broke in McAllister, his fingers at his right temple.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Willie uses the team analogy, but I think of it like a band.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • It's not a perfect analogy, because there's no place where I end and he begins."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • That was the analogy I had in mind, too.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The civil rights movement achieved many things, and one of them was to create a plausible analogy between Ole Miss football and the Confederate army.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • 'Very well, Captain,' interrupted Gudgeon hurriedly, before the sprite could complete his graphic analogy.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • By analogy with IPL, Ender decided the letters meant Inter-Stellar Launch.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • I thought I would push his analogy to its utmost logically, so I said quickly, "Oh, it is a soul you are after now, is it?"
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I'm not sure I like that analogy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The material establishes its own routes in a fashion analogous to the functioning of the brain when it is learning something.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Someone may claim that you have asserted, by analogy, that one potato is worth the same price, no more, no less, as one thousand potatoes.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • There is not a metaphor, not an analogy, in slang, which does not contain a lesson.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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