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veritable

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Definition used for emphasis:  to describe one thing as almost like another (more intense) thing
  • All the pictures make the living room look like a veritable shrine to her children.
veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
  • The back yard is a veritable jungle.
  • veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
  • It will create a veritable blizzard of paperwork.
  • veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
  • A veritable thunderstorm of words came crashing down on me again this morning.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
  • The veritable flowers of the Pyrenees.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
  • ...we shall contribute one-third to the business and industrial prosperity of the South, or we shall prove a veritable body of death, stagnating, depressing, retarding every effort to advance the body politic.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
  • Mrs. van D. changes shoes and shuffles through the room in her slippers; Mr. van D. too — a veritable Charlie Chaplin.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
  • I mentioned something to that effect while we were doing the dishes, and Dussel launched into a veritable tirade.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
  • Why, it is a veritable pilgrimage, my dear friend, that you are making to the Temple of Friendship, as the poets would say.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • He had no sooner uttered those words than we were thrilled by a frightful cry that rang through the chateau,—a veritable death cry.
    Leroux, Gaston  --  The Mystery of the Yellow Room
  • At length, however, I grasped the button, and, raising and straightening myself, stood humbly with clasped hands—looking a veritable fool
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Poor Folk
  • The lion's head now shone like a veritable lump of gold.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather's Chair
  • It was a veritable triumph.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Yellow Crayon
  • He exaggerated every detail, making it appear a veritable Lucullean feast.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • As for her veritable mother—!
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • He was a veritable existential identity crisis, a male stripper with more aliases than a covert CIA agent.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • The lab is a poky place packed with video recorders, projection screens, computers, and a veritable spaghetti of computer cables.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • By this time she was veritably screaming.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • As for her veritable mother—!
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • SUNLIGHT: A veritable labyrinth!
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues

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