improperness


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d) Apparent double reference: It might appear that, in addition to apparent improperness, a metaphor refers simultaneously to two referents--the fictional world, which is both its direct object of description (and the source of foreign associations), and the receiver's psychical state of affairs--contradicting thereby the notion of 'description,' which presupposes a single referent (cf.
It is thus the apparent initial improperness and the apparent double reference that indicate the existence of a potential metaphoric predication, which eventually proves utmost appropriateness.
It reminded of the many times that people had pointed out the improperness of my language.
''He only knew about the improperness when the case was under the process of investigation.''