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- adv. In a figurative manner.
- adv. Used to indicate that what follows is to be taken as a figure of speech, not literally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a figurative manner; by means of a figure or resemblance; metaphorically or tropically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a figurative sense
figurative + -ly (Wiktionary)