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Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New ... - Page 362
by Noah Webster - 1914 - 702 pages
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Toward a New Sociology of Education

John Beck - Education - 1978 - 569 pages
...metaphorical usages may involve a high level of abstraction. A metaphor is, according to Webster, the 4use of a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea in place of another by way of suggesting a likeness or analogy between them.' As examples Webster gives...
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Long Ago God Spoke: How Christians May Hear the Old Testament Today

William Lee Holladay - Religion - 1995 - 353 pages
...that bears directly on God-language. The dictionary definition of "metaphor" is "A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money)."11'...
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Boo! Culture, Experience, and the Startle Reflex

Ronald Simons Department of Psychiatry Michigan State University - Social Science - 1996 - 288 pages
...second edition of Merriam Webster's unabridged dictionary, "metaphor" is defined as follows: Use of a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea, in place of another, by way of suggesting a likeness or analogy between them (the ship ploughs the...
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Shelter Blues: Sanity and Selfhood Among the Homeless

Robert Desjarlais - Social Science - 1997 - 307 pages
...relations, that characterized much of his speech. By definition, a metaphor is "a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or domain is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them."4 The less obvious...
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Milton H Erickson

Jeffrey K Zeig, W Michael Munion - Psychology - 1999 - 160 pages
...technique for each patient (Mead, 1976). Metaphor Webster defines metaphor as, 'A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them.' It follows, then, that a therapeutic...
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Teaching Elaboration and Word Choice

Leann Nickelsen - Education - 2001 - 64 pages
...Students love to hear your personal anecdotes. Metaphors Definition: Metaphors are figures of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness. The comparisons are made without using the word like...
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Information Systems for Urban Planning: A Hypermedia Cooperative Approach

Robert Laurini - Technology & Engineering - 2002 - 368 pages
Urban planners who need to design information systems require an understanding of systems analysis, data acquisition and GIS. In recent times the need has been to make computer ...
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Hacking Cyberspace

David J. Gunkel - Business & Economics - 2001 - 239 pages
...'new world' and 'colonization'" (59). Metaphor, as it is commonly understood, is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. Taking metaphor seriously,...
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Rapid Assessment Process: An Introduction

James Beebe - Social Science - 2001 - 199 pages
...should be dated and, for a RAP, their author should be identified. Metaphor - A figure of speech in which a word or phrase, literally denoting one kind of object or idea, is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. PRA (see Participatory appraisal)....
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The Language of Belonging: A Rhetorical Analysis of Kinship Language in ...

Mary Katherine Birge - Religion - 2002 - 223 pages
...of metaphor. The modern definition opens up the density of Aristotle's prose, "a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them" (Merriam Webster's Collegiate...
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