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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 - Psychology - 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 R. 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
...conception. 7.L5 Metaphors According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a 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)'....
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Hacking Cyberspace

David J. Gunkel - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2008 - 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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