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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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Hence from a logical point of view, the genus of substance is predicated univocally of all substances; but from the point of view of the natural philosopher and the metaphysician it is predicated analogically.
Being itself is not a genus because Being is to be understood analogically between genera (303).
And the point to be gathered is that the basis on which a distinction can be drawn, analogically, between grace and charity stands pretty much where Philip the Chancellor left it--in the difference between the soul itself and its several potencies.
This claim can only be understood analogically from the perspective of Roman Catholic sacramentology and its fundamental belief in the transubstantiation of the eucharistic elements.
It is obvious that the oxidation of the volatile matter and the fixed carbon proceed analogically for pure components in the both steps.
Each idea would find a representation first in the shape of an abstract form (plan), and then analogically in a musical form.
y]m "wild ox," *bi'ru > *beru (>b'er) "well, spring," *bu'su > *bosu (>b'os) "stink," (16) the last two forms being attested with analogically restored glottal stop (cf.
How can we uphold this if we speak only analogically and fail to grant God the basis by which we humans have purposes?
Gurr, however, argues that analogies with contemporary events were more likely to be detected when reading plays than when watching them; interestingly, the particular reader whom he (following Tricomi) cites as reading analogically was Philip, 4th Earl of Pembroke, one of Ford's own dedicatees.
Mehlman's analysis in relation to Borges of an elaborate textual labyrinth, a superimposition of texts, is analogically describing his own method, for the usual critical comparison and contrast of elements within a text operates here across what is at times a bewildering array of authors.
This in turn raises doubts about her assertion of an `a priori assumption' on Augustine's part `that if anything can be predicated of God, then it is analogically masculine' (p.
Although basically correct, this interpretation of the tale places the emphasis on the artificiality and constructedness of the human representations of reality, and not on the capacity man has to palliate the awful awareness of the relativity and limitation of human knowledge through art: it is the prince's acceptance of the value of the artist/magician's constructed reality that turns him into a godlike magician, or, in archetypal terms, it is the prince's faith in the spiritual capacity of art to reconcile man and cosmos analogically that brings about his own transcendental transformation and cosmic integration.
The two orders of constitutional word and policy (or Constitution and constitution) are related not simply analogically but "homologically," as mutually constitutive parallel structures.
After ten more lines of such descriptive ingenuity, the poet begins to apply the classical myth analogically to the achievements of Oliver Cromwell with a punning allusion to the Instrument of Government, whereby the new constitution of the Protectorate had been set up on 16 December 1653:
Braunmuller surveys aspects of Renaissance dramaturgy in an essay usefully corrective of modern readers' preconceptions about drama and dramatic production: performance is privileged over text, language and rhetoric over character; those seemingly unwieldy Renaissance plots are shown in their true complexity, working analogically for example; Renaissance theatre is a self-conscious theatre rather than a theatre of illusion.