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an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

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drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

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the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater

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The European Constitution was an analagous process of preparation.
Mas also states that a speedloader would be analagous to the magazine for a revolver.
Yeats's late cyclical and apocalyptic vision of history, most famously articulated in 'The Second Coming', is analagous to Benjamin's 'conception of the present as now-time shot through with splinters of messianic time'.
While you can obtain a database (the data being analagous to numbers in the boxes of a tax return), unless you know precisely how "all the fields relate to each other (via the instruction book), you will not be able to use the database to its fullest.
09, smaller than the analagous ratio for per capita income that year, 2.
Power said:"Excessive sweating worsens the severity of traumatic brain inury and is analagous to not wearing a helmet.
Brooks situates his study in the roughly analagous notions that both settlers and first people shared about honour, family, captivity, and exchange.
When Britain's abortion law was modified in 1990 with the 24-week gestation limit, the concept of "serious disability" was not defined (somewhat analagous to Canada's Parliament not defining "sexual orientation" in its Charter of Rights legislation).
In the Appendix Hsi Tzu we read: "Thus the shutting of a door is analagous to Kun (Earth); the opening of a door to Qian (Heaven).
An analagous dismay, he points out, existed in academia, where "all the West's academic and strategic experts on the region could, circa 1991, barely fill a single lecture hall," and specialists in Soviet affairs had to recycle themselves as analysts of this "new" area.
The experience motivated the president and senior offciers of the college to develop a deliberative plan to guide Macalester's budgetary decisions in times of crisis or recessiosn, in a manner analagous to a rehearsed evacuation plan in the event of a fire.
45) It is difficult to say if Alciato is the first to formulate this principle, but in his case there is the added interest that it may have been analagous for him to a legal principle which he sets out in another chapter of the same book, a principle which assumes that a witness under oath is telling the truth, providing there is no evident contradiction or improbability.
The act of building a new library as analagous to building the community is the theme of the article by Michelle Ledger in this issue about the development of the outstanding new library of the Town of Cambridge in WA.
So Keesing and Schreiner's provocative reinterpretation of menstrual and childbirth seclusion among the non-Christian Kwaio of Malaita in the 1970-80s suggested that women shared their seclusion not as a state of defiled pollution but a desired condition of sacred danger, analagous to male priests, communicating with ancestral powers (Keesing 1985, 1989; (4) Jolly 2002; cf.
The right-hand side of the equation consists of the load, pressure, and the thermal expansion terms analagous to a load-vector.