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- adj. of, relating to, or produced using metaphrase
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- adj. Close, or literal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Close or literal in translation.
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But such a poor metaphrastic and half-circular exposition of vital force would never answer the necessities of that profounder profundity required for the success of modern scientific treatises.
It was reserved to Dryden manfully to claim and vindicate the freedom of a just translation; more limited than paraphrase, but free from the metaphrastic severity exacted from his predecessors.