figure of speech


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41) For most Puritans, however, idiocy had little to do with theology; it served mainly as a colorful, useful figure of speech.
ln the figure of speech called synecdoche (sih-neck-duh-key), we use a single, familiar part to stand for the whole object.
Ruth Coppinger's claim that the Government "called off the dogs" over the arrests of anti-water protesters was surely a figure of speech.
Trained by Charlie Appleby at Godolphin's Moulton Paddock Stables in Newmarket, Figure of Speech is making the sixth start of his career, having won on debut and twice coming second in notable Group races.
Charlie Appleby is a name you'll be hearing a lot more of this season and his FIGURE OF SPEECH (2.
He also has July Stakes runner-up Figure Of Speech, who runs in the Richmond at the same meeting.
Nearly 53 percent majority of voters said that they view 'war on terrorism' as a figure of speech, like the 'war on drugs' and about four in ten view it as 'a real war', like World War II or Vietnam.
Which grammatical term describes a figure of speech containing words of opposite meaning, as in 'bittersweet'?
The wording 'twice the speed limit' was just a figure of speech.
Rudi said his father had previously said he "felt like hanging himself from a tree" but it had seemed a figure of speech and not a statement of intent.
She argues that in 18th-century Britain, the public sphere was a figure of speech created by juxtaposing images of gatherings at court, in coffeehouses, and in Parliament--all arenas not in fact accessible to the general public.
Hyperbole is a figure of speech that uses obvious exaggeration, often for a comic effect.
In a dream text, a figure of speech can become a story.