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analogy
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
  • I have indeed observed the same disposition among most of the mathematicians I have known in Europe, although I could never discover the least analogy between the two sciences; unless those people suppose, that because the smallest circle has as many degrees as the largest, therefore the regulation and management of the world require no more abilities than the handling and turning of a globe; but I rather take this quality to spring from a very common infirmity of human nature,...
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (18% in)

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