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- adv. In a metonymic fashion; using metonymy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By metonymy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a metonymic manner
This metaphor is treated metonymically, such that the immoral person is actually described as someone who enters these places, as if the act of movement and the immoral deed belong to the same behavioral domain. 33
It keeps getting itself bogged down with the merely metonymically representative: all the twisty ins-and-outs of personal and political interaction, all the nooks and crannies of the worldbuilding.
And yet even at this moment the account of Providence and the fear it inspires give way to a new kind of fear: one that is metonymically connected to other fears, while simultaneously, relentlessly, and persuasively sharpened into a single fear of having done wrong.
He wrote, so rightly, of his early stories, and metonymically, of his life's literary enterprise: "My only duty was to describe reality as it had come to me — and to give the mundane its beautiful due."
British public, metonymically represented by its addressee, Henry Cullen.
It is entertainment generally — all advertisement, radio, television, film, and music — that appears metonymically on
Female bodies in particular are metonymically read through their accessories as a full package that can be "taken."
In short, here's the issue: We have minimal evidence of the life of William Shakespeare, and especially minimal evidence connecting him to the plays we associate metonymically with his name where "Shakespeare" stands for the body of work, for the plays, and for numerous classes on those works.
So people metonymically transferred Juno's attribute to what was coming out of the mint.
By the time the allusion reaches Broglio it has been quadruply deferred — the dismembered Philomel reconstitutes herself at the loom; she is memorialized by Sophocles and then lost; Aristotle remembers her story, then displaces it metonymically onto the "voice" and again synechdocally onto the "shuttle."
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