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Sample sentences for the GRE study word metaphor

metaphor can be used as a noun

1.My metaphor was drawn from fruits. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
2.I spoke metaphorically.--My metaphor was drawn from bees. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
3.He uttered the metaphor with a certain homely energy and, encouraged by his own voice, proceede. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.Indeed, sir, if your metaphor stink, I will stop my nose o. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.Quincey's head is level at times, but most so when there is to hunt, metaphor be more dishonour to science than wolves be of danger to man. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
6.As a metaphor is a short simile, one of these epithets is a short description. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
7.What does it signify to receive a box on the ear Commonplace metaphor replies "It is to see thirty-six candles.. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.Bothe fremd and tame both foes and friends -- literally, both wild and tame, the sporting metaphor being sustained. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9.Boult it from the bren Examine the matter thoroughly a metaphor taken from the sifting of meal, to divide the fine flour from the bran. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
10.There were in it metaphors as monstrous as orchids and as subtle in colour. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
11.A frightful exchange of metaphors took place between the maskers and the crowd. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
12.These hideous and delicate products of wonderful art are to jewellers' work what the metaphors of slang are to poetry. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13.Aristotle had reason to say, he was the only poet who had found out "living words" there are in him more daring figures and metaphors than in any good author whatever. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer

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