Find another word for figurative. In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for figurative, like: metaphorical, allegorical, not literal, symbolic, illustrative and metaphorical.
It was an abstract of Christian doctrine in a vague and figurative way.
The figurative nature of the language respecting the future makes it difficult to determine precisely the thought of the book on this point; but it seems to contemplate continued existence hereafter for both righteous and wicked, and rewards and punishments allotted on the basis of moral character.
Man in their view is actually, and in no figurative sense, akin to the beasts.
Their use was chiefly astrological, and their highly figurative names - " Great Splendour," " Immense Void," "Fire of the Phoenix," &c. - had reference to no particular stars.
But it was not until 1609 that, the "great Martian labour" being at length completed, he was able, in his own figurative language, to lead the captive planet to the foot of the imperial throne.