metaphorically metaphorically  /ˌmɛ tə ˈfɔ rɪk li/


  • (adv) in a metaphorical manner


  1. His instant-noodle recipe included not only flour, palm oil and MSG, butmetaphorically, at leasta sprinkling of hope, too.
  2. Thus the administration truly is committed to staying the course, at least metaphorically.
  3. Ugly Betty's overarching story is metaphorically about the same battle.


  1. Miss Utah had no-win question

    The ritual of sitting down at night to watch a nationally televised beauty pageant is becoming a relic in American culture, usurped by the ritual of sitting down the morning after to watch the video of the pageant contestant who gave the dumbest answer the night before. This year’s Miss USA winner of the unofficial Derpiest Beauty Queen prize goes to Miss Utah, who metaphorically face-planted ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

  2. Editorial: Court tramples on Fourth Amendment

    Metaphorically speaking, America’s Founding Fathers are turning over in their graves.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New Bern Sun Journal

  3. Caption This! Winner: Sofa, So Good

    Moving Day is over. Pizza and beer for everybody! Metaphorically speaking of course; we're not made out of money. We've Feng Shui-ed the many handsome contributions you all made and found...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: E! Online


  1. "Ben, he metaphorically licks my head every now and again by throwing me a little work in his big, big movies, which is very nice of him," Coogan said.
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Steve Coogan Source: FOXNews

  2. "This is Wonder Woman reborn, literally and metaphorically: fast, elegant, tough, smart ...... the savior of her people, their guardian and protector ...... avenging the fall of Paradise Island, searching to discover why Paradise Island was...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: J Michael Straczynski Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "The music is harmonious between us," Lane said, laughing. "We dance in every movie we make -- metaphorically and not metaphorically."
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Diane Lane Source:

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