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analogy
used in Washington Square

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Definition
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
  • "You behave beautifully about not going with us," Catherine answered, not presuming to examine this analogy.
    Chapter 23 (67% in)
  • She received him in a little parlour, which was precisely the parlour he had expected: a small unspeckled bower, ornamented with a desultory foliage of tissue-paper, and with clusters of glass drops, amid which—to carry out the analogy—the temperature of the leafy season was maintained by means of a cast-iron stove, emitting a dry blue flame, and smelling strongly of varnish.
    Chapter 14 (8% in)
  • She had an immense respect for her father, and she felt that to displease him would be a misdemeanour analogous to an act of profanity in a great temple; but her purpose had slowly ripened, and she believed that her prayers had purified it of its violence.
    Chapter 18 (5% in)

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