FIGURATIVE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of figurative
a. not literal, but metaphorical; using figure of speech
The only difference between the verbs loan and lend is that loan can’t be used in figurative senses.
Sentence in Classic:
Though the figurative language of David was not very intelligible, the sincere and steady expression of his eye, and the glow of his honest countenance, were not easily mistaken.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
He finally concluded that the only way to prove himself was to go into the blaze, and then figuratively to watch his legs to discover their merits and faults.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
The figure of that dark avenger stood forth in his mind for whatever he had heard or divined in childhood of the strange and terrible.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
I kept her brown figure always in my eye and, when we came near the point at which our ways diverged, I quickened my pace and passed her.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
At present my attention was centred upon the single grim motionless figure which lay stretched upon the boards, with vacant sightless eyes staring up at the discoloured ceiling.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His rooms were brilliantly lit, and, even as I looked up, I saw his tall, spare figure pass twice in a dark silhouette against the blind.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
There were some figures also upon a sheet of paper, with the names of some club friends opposite to them, from which it was conjectured that before his death he was endeavouring to make out his losses or winnings at cards.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
A figure crept stealthily through a break in the other end of the ruined building, now, but they did not notice it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
He was dragging along some pointed flat pieces of ice, which he laid together in all possible ways, for he wanted to make something with them; just as we have little flat pieces of wood to make geometrical figures with, called the Chinese Puzzle.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context