Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- According to the synecdochical mode of speaking; by synecdoche.
- adv. In a synecdochical manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. By synecdoche.
“They use it synecdochically -- and one of the problems of knowing a word like "synecdochically" is that you really want an excuse to say synecdochically.”
“For Sands' sacrifice to obtain value as protest, it must function synecdochically.”
“And I could sense that she thought I was speaking synecdochically.”
“But when you use a part of something -- like the dictionary is a part of the language, or a flag stands for the United States, a symbol of the country -- then you're using it synecdochically.”
“This whole talk has just been an excuse to get me to the point where I could say synecdochically to all of you.”
“That was actually the instructor's responsibility, and obviously he failed I speak synecdochically.”
“Just as Wordsworth himself synecdochically becomes the abbey or temple of nature, Poe's narrator becomes the "shrine" of Ligeia who literally "haunts" him "like a passion ... a feeling and a love.”
“The "body" here is the same with palaios anthropos, and soma tes hamartias, the "old man," and the "body of sin," Rom.vi. 6; or it may synecdochically express the whole person considered as corrupted, and the seat of lusts and distempered affections.”
““His soul was made an offering for sin,” Isa.liii. 10; and his body, “The offering of the body of Jesus Christ,” Heb.x. 10, — his blood especially, which is often synecdochically mentioned for the whole.”
“Patriotism in many right wing visions, especially nationalist ones, perceives the nation only synecdochically.”
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