nonmetaphorical

nonmetaphorical

(ˌnɒnˌmɛtəˈfɒrɪkəl)
adj
not metaphorical; literal
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So it goes from a very nonmetaphorical use of sound and noise, where I look at the telephone operators and Bell Telephone, and then toward more metaphorical, but what I realized is that this whole notion of vision--and it's quite astonishing to see, you know, even when we talk--"you see," "I see," and ways of thinking and conceptualizing.
The essential contribution of Hegel's theory of the concept is simply out of reach if we follow the dismissive attitude of contemporary analytic metaphysics toward the historical, constructed, or "mind-dependent." (129) For it is in this domain that the idea of conceptual determinacy being translated into reality approaches a nonmetaphorical sense.
(58) Still, there might be some nonmetaphorical sense in which love for humanity (or love for elephants, or love for the cinema) can be expressed in devotion to, say, particular individuals, activities, and projects.
Lose sleep only if she is reading these books to lead a revolution against the commercial social order or to make actual, nonmetaphorical war in a program of populism of the left or right.
(1) Furthermore, it appears that PPA is central not just to the proposed pragmatic analysis of metaphor, but also to the wider contextualist project in the philosophy of language, which posits the same pragmatic processes of sense extension to explain seemingly nonmetaphorical language.
addresses the significance of this "nonmetaphorical prime
Such a charitable interpretation of metaphors can help to explain the puzzle expressed by Tzvi Novick: The metaphorical use of an economic term can be used (or borrowed) in such a way so as to convey a positive quality to an act, whereas the term in its nonmetaphorical state would be construed negatively.
(5.) I intentionally avoid nonsymbolic or nonmetaphorical uses, such as sundial, sunstroke, solar oven, and so on, as well as similes, as in Shakespeare: "Love comforteth like sunshine after rain." Notice also that helicon, helicopter, solenoid, and a few others bear no etymological relation to Old Sol.
Nonmetaphorical literality, or directly meaningful language, in which one word (or concept) is never understood in terms of a second word (or concept).
As the story proceeds, the tenuous bond between the mother and son is slowly unravelled; as are issues such as the friction between tradition and modernity, migration, bonds of blood, and at a nonmetaphorical level, animal rights too.
nonmetaphorical distinction between apology and compensation, in part