Figuratively in a sentence

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Definition of Figuratively

  • in a figurative sense

How to use figuratively in a sentence. Figuratively pronunciation.

Katharine felt this beneath the roughness of his manner; and a world entrusted to the guardianship of Mary Datchet and Mr. Basnett seemed to her a good world, although not a romantic or beautiful place or, to put it figuratively, a place where any line of blue mist softly linked tree to tree upon the horizon.
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Ram Lal figuratively washed his hands in invisible water.
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Captain Zelotes patted himself on the back, figuratively.
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But all were literally and figuratively in the same boat, all paddled all day, ate the same food worked the same hours, and imbued with the same spirit were eager to reach the same far goal.
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Sconce and ensconce are constantly used figuratively for _hide.
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In view of her principles, she might have been expected to turn on Jim and Bella, and disinherit them, and cast them out, figuratively, with the flaming sword of her tongue.
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The mere mention of the fact that this covering is figuratively supposed to be "a clouded canopy," or the firmament, on which the host of stars is represented, will be enough to indicate the continued allusion to the symbolism of the world.
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That part of the heavens where the sun rises; and as the source of material light to which we figuratively apply the idea of intellectual light, it has been adopted as a symbol of the Order of Freemasonry.
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According to ver. 2, it is to be expressed figuratively that the people went a-whoring from Jehovah.
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If it be understood figuratively, Amos vi.
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Joel himself indicates that the beasts in this description must, in general, be understood figuratively, by using in ver.
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The object of joy is here described, first, figuratively, and then, literally.
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If we take into account the common practice of employing "mountain" in a figurative sense, it is natural to suppose that not the exaltation alone is to be understood figuratively, but that the mountain itself also is to be regarded chiefly in its symbolical signification,-as the symbol of the kingdom of God in Israel; although, in this aspect, we should expect, at least in the beginning of the relation, that the thing itself should still be connected with the symbol; afterwards they may be disjoined without any hesitation.
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Such was the beverage contained within the cup of Tantalus, which was figuratively represented amongst the Brachman sages.
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Figuratively speaking Human Engineering is a higher order of bridge engineering—it aims at the spanning of a gap in practical life as well as in knowledge.
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For once in his busy life it was, figuratively speaking, raining duck soup, and poor Cappy was there with a fork!
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The residual estrangement of the Jewish soul from everything that is non-Jewish, which our forefathers in the past had figuratively designated with what Jewish mysticism called the "Captivity of the Shekinah," has totally disappeared.
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The doors, too, should be of richer design than the frames in which they are hung; while on the sideboard, bookcase, or other stationary furniture you may, figuratively speaking, spread yourself, always provided you do not make, in the operation, a greater display of ignorance than of sense.
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Johnny would be hungry, Johnny was a sort of prodigal, and the fatted calf should be killed figuratively and the ring placed upon his finger.
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Figuratively, my darling have no fear!
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Examples of Figuratively

Example #1
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.
Example #2
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.
Example #3
They must both live to be our bankers.
Example #4
She will fear me just as long as old Hugh Johnstone is alive, for I could sell her out to him.
Example #5
His scheme had been a good one.
Example #6
She was always obedient, but now she began to seem almost cheerful, to speak, and even laugh occasionally just as she used to.