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Examples of Figuratively
For a moment she thought she saw in his face, bent now over the fire, the features of that original man whom we still recall every now and then, although we know only the clerk, barrister, Governmental official, or workingman variety of him.
He made allowances for that; he and his friends had faced the question of sex, along with all others, and assigned it an honorable place in their scheme of life.
They must both live to be our bankers.
She will fear me just as long as old Hugh Johnstone is alive, for I could sell her out to him.
His scheme had been a good one.
She was always obedient, but now she began to seem almost cheerful, to speak, and even laugh occasionally just as she used to.