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 Meanings and Examples of ANALOGY
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analogy
 n.  similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
Classic Sentence:
1  The completeness of the analogy was, however, disturbed as she reached the sidewalk by the rapid approach of a hansom which pulled up at sight of her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
2  The analogy was justified by the appearance of the lady, whose large-eyed prettiness had the fixity of something impaled and shown under glass.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
3  Your feelings may be the strongest," replied Anne, "but the same spirit of analogy will authorise me to assert that ours are the most tender.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
4  He made use of every kind of mental device, except analogy, and passed too boldly, it seemed to Prince Andrew, from one to another.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI
5  There is not a metaphor, not an analogy, in slang, which does not contain a lesson.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
6  But it is only found on the sinister side, which has an ill effect, giving its owner something analogous to the aspect of a clumsy left-handed man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
7  To make them run easily and swiftly, the axles of carriages are anointed; and for much the same purpose, some whalers perform an analogous operation upon their boat; they grease the bottom.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
8  Not with the brightness natural to cheerful youth, but with uncertain, eager, doubtful flashes, which had something painful in them, analogous to the changes on a blind face groping its way.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
9  Though the certainty of this criterion is far from demonstrable, yet it has the savor of analogical probability.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
10  The Bishop, who was present, was much struck by some of the analogies I drew.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
Example Sentence:
1  A close analogy with the art of singing can be made.
2  He drew an analogy between the brain and a vast computer.
3  Historically there was no letter " l " in the word " could " ; it was inserted by analogy with " would ".
4  We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of past experience.
5  She drew an analogy between childbirth and the creative process.
6  My theory applies to you and by analogy to others like you.
7  Lyell's system was, therefore, to exemplify an epistemological analogy.
8  Reasoning by analogy, we can come to no other conclusion, unless their advent is anticipated by the arrival of ready-made colonists from the more advanced earth, like ourselves.
9  This analogy is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.
10  In the old world, Munich offers the closest analogy to St. Petersburg, that not only by half-occupied areas, but by pretentious and pseudo-classic architecture.
11  The national debt is analogous with private debt.
12  Marine construction technology like this is very complex, somewhat analogous to trying to build a bridge under water.
13  She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.
14  His efforts involved thought experiments and analogies, rather than detailed experimentation.
15  In addition there is synthesizer that relies upon combinations of analog, digital and software, known as hybrid.