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fig yuh ruh tiv

  • a  (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech
    figurative language
  • s  consisting of or forming human or animal figures
    the figurative art of the humanistic tradition"- Herbert Read

  • The broker prided that when said that he was the real estate agent for heavenly abode he spoke both literally and figuratively.
  • A more interesting question is, Why have so many people responded to the tragedy with an unabashed victory dance on her figurative grave? Answering the second question requires .
  • Indeed, the police shot as much in the figurative as the literal dark.
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  • Mitt Romney in Detroit Free Press
    Asked about the reports, Romney said: "My own eyes? You know, I speak in the sense of I saw my dad become president of American Motors. I wasn't actually there when he became president of American Motors, but I saw him in the figurative sense of he...
  • Fernando Botero in International Herald Tribune
    Figurative painting has the ability to make visible what is invisible,Botero said.
  • Timothy Keating in AFP
    We want them (China) to understand there are rules of the road, both literal and figurative,Keating said, according to the South China Morning Post.

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