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metaphor

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What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] metaphora from Ancient Greek μεταφορά (metaphora) from μεταφέρω (metapherō), I transfer, apply) from μετά (meta), between) + φέρω (pherō), I bear, carry)

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Noun

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metaphor

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metaphor (s)
  1. (uncountable) (rhetoric) The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn't, implying a similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described, and without the words "like" or "as".
  2. (countable) The word or phrase used in this way. An implied comparison.

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