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imaginative comparison

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n imaginative comparison the kind of mental comparison that is expressed in similes or metaphors or allegories
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Usage

In literature:

This is no imaginative comparison of mine.
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
Marie was at this moment comparing Raoul and Felix, without imagining the danger there might be for her in such comparisons.
"A Daughter of Eve" by Honore de Balzac
All comparisons were to her advantage, for they rested on his own imagination, which followed his desires.
"The Marriage Contract" by Honore de Balzac
Come, imagine that, if you are for comparisons.
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
Who would imagine a comparison of a woman to a rock!
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Clauses of imaginative comparison are introduced by the conjunction "kvazaux", as though, as if.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
You will think the comparison far-fetched and unhealthy, one that could only come out of a morbidly excited imagination.
"The Lake" by George Moore
And the comparisons they had made took no hold of his imagination.
"The Soul of a Child" by Edwin Bjorkman
Accuracy, verisimilitude, sustention, count for nothing in comparison with imaginative adroitness and variety.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
How could she have imagined for an instant that the Governor could stand a comparison like this?
"One Man in His Time" by Ellen Glasgow
In comparison with these Infinites all finites are equal, and I see no reason for fixing our imagination on one more than on another.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
I can imagine somewhat heated or contemptuous treatment of this comparison.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
They imagine ordinary Christians to be insignificant in comparison with them.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
His imaginative narrowness would come out still more clearly by a comparison with Carlyle.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Few persons imagine the vast amount of work, exploration, and comparison which such drawings embody.
"The Galaxy" by Various
In comparison with a great spinning town in England, nevertheless, Fall River does not appeal strongly to the English imagination.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
Your hostess may imagine you are drawing comparisons unfavorable to your present residence.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
In the eyes of imagination, the real world languishes in comparison with its own fictions.
"Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good" by Victor Cousin
Imagine a transverse section of an eddy of water on edge before us, and you can form a comparison.
"Etidorhpa or the End of Earth." by John Uri Lloyd
This comparison of the two arose from no conceit on his part in imagining that any choice lay with him.
"The Potter's Thumb" by Flora Annie Steel
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In science:

In this process only the two-invisibles case is realistic, but for comparison we also show results for no invisibles, imagining that the two lightest neutralinos are also detected.
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
In the absence, thus far, of any detailed comparison of theory and data for resummations with more than two hard jets one would imagine that the calculation presented in provides a good opportunity for the same.
Hadronic Final States
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