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Sample sentences for the GRE study word figurative

figurative can be used as a adj

1."On the Square" is a figurative expression usually applying to a moral tendency. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
2.There seemed to be few, if any, abstract terms, or little use of figurative language. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
3.John's eyes, though clear enough in a literal sense, in a figurative one were difficult to fathom. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4.imminent, might, by a slight extension of the figurative parallel. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
5.Not only in figurative expression, but much more in spirit, he belongs with the poets of the revival. - from English Literature by William J. Long
6.Uranus, the heaven, was believed to have united himself in marriage with Ga, the earth and a moment's reflection will show what a truly poetical, and also what a logical idea this was for, taken in a figurative sense. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
7.The figurative association was mistaken for a real one and thus the three latter divisions of the Platonic proportion were constructed. - from The Republic by Plato
8.It is a great secret in writing, to know when to be plain, and when poetical and figurative and it is what Homer will teach us, if we will but follow modestly in his footsteps. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer

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