metaphorically

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Etymology[edit]

metaphorical +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

metaphorically (comparative more metaphorically, superlative most metaphorically)

  1. (manner) In a metaphoric manner; not literally; by means of metaphor.
    He conveyed his teachings metaphorically.
  2. (speech act) Used to draw attention that what follows is a metaphor, not to be taken literally
    Metaphorically, he was crushed.

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