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Metonymy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Metonymy

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In recent decades this symbolic or metaphorical lyric
has given way to one which leans toward metonymy.
- Thomas Harrison

Unlike metaphor, metonymy does not try to fuse images together.
- Thomas Harrison

The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea.
The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to
hear some music and up comes a commercial.
- Mose Allison

 

Recent studies have revealed that children 8-10 years
old are being diagnosed with Type II diabetes,
high cholesterol, and high blood pressure at an alarming rate.
- Lee Haney

On my recent trip to the Mexico border,
Border Patrol agents in California told me they have
arrested the same coyotes 20 times,
but they are not prosecuted.
- Ric Keller

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent
years the silly business of divination by dreams has
ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.
- Arthur Machen

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The pace of technological change in recent years has
been both impressive and positive for consumers.
- Mike Ferguson

A recent survey conducted by the University of Minnesota
concluded that meth was involved in as many as 81 percent
of child protection cases in the state.
- Mark Kennedy

Traffic is one of the most powerful films to come out in recent years.
It blew me away.
- Mary Hart

That freedom can never be attained by a nation without
suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by
the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

During the last regular session and the most recent special session,
measures that I see as little more than Band-Aids were
applied to three health programs in the state.
- Jane D. Hull

Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland,
has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart.
- Allen Klein

A recent police study found that you're much more likely
to get shot by a fat cop if you run.
- Dennis Miller

I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political
agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any
other time in recent history.
- David E. Price

I'm not an historian but I can get interested -
obsessively interested -
with any aspect of the past,
whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past.
- Penelope Lively

But there has also been a notable increase in recent
years of these applications by a much wider slice of psychotherapists -
far greater interest than ever before.
- Daniel Goleman

The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift
in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace
technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world.
- Jeffery Deaver

The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes.
- Theodor Adorno

What is perhaps more worthy of note than how many tsunami dead we've seen,
however, is how many other recent dead we have not seen.
- Bruce Jackson

In most recent times, as the West started being hostile to us,
we deliberately declared a Look East policy.
- Robert Mugabe

The geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone are
another proof of recent volcanic activity.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation
are continuously evolving.
They've changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory.
- Spencer Abraham

As the archeology of our thought easily shows,
man is an invention of recent date.
And one perhaps nearing its end.
- Michel Foucault

I like to watch many things, especially strange films and something recent,
not just the story.
- Dario Argento

In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U.S.
Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U.S.
airports needs to occur.
- Jon Porter

Along with you, I have witnessed the unfortunate rise
in gasoline prices that has accompanied the summer
driving season and the more recent spike in prices
due to Hurricane Katrina.
- Bob Ney

Most of the media...
is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent
actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight
between the past and the future.
- Carly Fiorina

Recent warming coincides with rapid growth of human-made greenhouse gases.
The observed rapid warming gives urgency to discussions
about how to slow greenhouse gas emissions.
- James Hansen

Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing
the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period,
which many central banks have emphasized in recent years.
- Toshihiko Fukui

In recent years, research into the prevention and treatment
of arthritis has led to measures that successfully
reduce pain and improve the quality of life for millions.
- Charles W. Pickering

Now, I believe that war is never inevitable until it starts,
but there has been a great proclivity in human history,
and including in recent history, for war.
- William Kirby

In recent years - before the intifada -
there were three or four incidents of anti-Semitism a year,
and that's out of 18 million crimes and violations of the law.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Gay culture is surviving and thriving.
Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic
violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.
- Lance Loud

Like many other women, I could not understand why every
man who changed a diaper has felt impelled,
in recent years, to write a book about it.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

In recent years, more and more of my time has become
absorbed by administrative work for the research council
of ETH-Z of which I am presently the president.
- Richard Ernst

With a recent birthday, I've been acting now for twenty years.
- Thayer David

If the prime minister really believes it,
he must be the only person left who thinks that the
recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke

A Congressional Budget Office report released as recent
as June 2004 says the system will be able to pay full benefits until 2052,
and 80 percent after that.
- Grace Napolitano

It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood
became the playground of multinational corporations
which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant
to their overall activity.
- Peter Bart

Recall a recent time when someone was strongly critical
of your opinions (perhaps your political or religious beliefs).
Now, put yourself in their shoes - with compassion.
Try to understand and appreciate their point-of-view -
not to change your own opinions,
but to celebrate all our human differences - in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No, my profile has leaped over recent years,
so has my life experience, and I look forward to the
next 30 years being even more rewarding and satisfying than the previous 60!
- Jonathan King

During the Fifties, political and military activities
in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French,
who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

There's no present.
There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
- George Carlin

I'll also say, yes, I think the change in black consciuosness
in recent years has made me more sensitive to injustice
in every area of my life.
- Curt Flood

Second, recent polls over there show that the majority
of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.
- William Odom

As the archaeology of our thought easily shows,
man is an invention of recent date.
And one perhaps nearing its end.
- Michel Foucault

Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism
in the 20th and 21st century,
a relatively recent practice.
The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
- Joe Klein

Like many Americans my thoughts and prayers are with the people of London.
My deepest sympathies are extended to those who lost
a loved one in the recent terror attacks.
- Doc Hastings

I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to
sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
- Neil Innes

You may not be aware of a recent survey that showed
that if the First Amendment were put to a popular vote today,
it would fail by a 60% to 40% vote.
- James E. Rogers

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem
European countries face where second and third generation
immigrants still do not consider themselves French,
German, or English.
- Bobby Jindal

Substance abuse is a disease which doesn't go away overnight.
I'm working hard to overcome it.
I did fail my recent drug test.
I'm prepared to face the consequences.
- Lindsay Lohan

Actually, it is a fact that I've been doing more writing
than playing in recent years.
- Gerry Mulligan

There was concern whether SCI FI would want the show
back with all the recent changes.
But now, the changes have made it feel fresh,
like starting over.
- Michael Shanks

In a recent Valentine's Day posting on her fan website,
Britney Spears says that - oh, who cares?
- Amy Poehler

They appear to have had a higher voter turnout in Iraq
than we did in our recent federal elections,
and we didn't have terrorists threatening to kill our families if we voted.
- Conrad Burns

Despite recent media reports that have clouded,
or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling
evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade.
- Elizabeth Dole

Have you heard a single national figure tell you all
of the crises of the recent past are not economic,
they're cultural?
- Newt Gingrich

You cannot have companies where many of the largest
ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag,
and IBM is the most recent example of that.
- Kevin Rollins

One more recent novelist to come along is Cormac McCarthy.
Him, I like.
- Leslie Fiedler

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
- Aeschylus

It's just the absolute bomb.
Ghost in the Shell was really good, it's a little bit more recent.
- James Marsters

Our recent 5-year labour agreements,
in Canada as well as the United States,
are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure,
propaganda and force.
- Charles E. Wilson

If we were in a similar circumstance in the future
I would want to make sure that our reporting was at
least as diverse as it was during this most recent war.
- Jim Walton

The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms
has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music.
- George Crumb

However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws.
I do not believe that the recent London bombs were
the result of any deficiencies in our legal system.
- Kenneth Clarke

In my own recent String Trio I attempt to superimpose
two quite different sets of formal strategies,
both of which, ultimately, refer back to historical precedent.
- Brian Ferneyhough

It's a fairly recent thing but I've become very fond of making drinks myself.
- Utada Hikaru

My most recent purchase was a black lace corset.
- Lexa Doig

I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash,
where they lost several million dollars,
a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea.
- Federico Garcia Lorca


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