Every word is either current, or strange, or metaphorical
, or ornamental, or newly-coined, or lengthened, or contracted, or altered.
They were, moreover, in the present case, embittered with certain circumstances, which being mixed with sweeter ingredients, tended altogether to compose a draught that might be termed bitter-sweet; than which, as nothing can be more disagreeable to the palate, so nothing, in the metaphorical
sense, can be so injurious to the mind.
But it was worked out on conscious artistic principles, carefully followed; and when chanted, as it was meant to be, to the harp it possessed much power and even beauty of a vigorous sort, to which the pictorial and metaphorical
wealth of the Anglo-Saxon poetic vocabulary largely contributed.
Everybody on Patterson Street uses slang -- that is to say, metaphorical
language -- and if I didn't they would think me insufferably proud and stuck up.
As Mrs Varden distinctly heard, and was intended to hear, all that Miggs said, and as these words appeared to convey in metaphorical
terms a presage or foreboding that she would at some early period droop beneath her trials and take an easy flight towards the stars, she immediately began to languish, and taking a volume of the Manual from a neighbouring table, leant her arm upon it as though she were Hope and that her Anchor.
Farebrother must be of a metaphorical
kind, which was much more difficult to Fred than the muscular.
I should premise that I use the term Struggle for Existence in a large and metaphorical
sense, including dependence of one being on another, and including (which is more important) not only the life of the individual, but success in leaving progeny.
A very aged woman, recently dead, had often used the metaphorical
expression, in her fireside talk, that miles and miles of the Pyncheon lands had been shovelled into Maule's grave; which, by the bye, was but a very shallow nook, between two rocks, near the summit of Gallows Hill.
Smooth-it-away, while we remained in the smoky and lurid cavern, took occasion to prove that Tophet has not even a metaphorical
I was, on the other hand, all right when I got to the metaphorical
wicket; and half the surprises that Raffles sprung on me were doubtless due to his early recognition of the fact.
Is red gold to the Ogilvies-- was literal as well as metaphorical
he did not depend upon emotional excitement to keep up his belief, no declamations, no anger, no visions of blood-red flags waving, or metaphorical
lurid suns of vengeance rising above the horizon of a doomed society.