Can a category embrace an appetite? Can an utterance remainl

Rex

Senior Member
AUSTRALIA: English
Conments on the appropriateness of the underlined words in my following sentence will be warmly recieved:

"Another category embracing metaphor’s appetite for ambiguity is where an utterance remains capable of a literal interpretation which, however, has become obscured by the passage of time."
 
  • manon33

    Senior Member
    English - England (Yorkshire)
    :confused:Yes, they are all perfectly appropriate in the context in which they are being used.

    (Why do you question their appropriateness?)
     

    Rex

    Senior Member
    AUSTRALIA: English
    :confused:Yes, they are all perfectly appropriate in the context in which they are being used.

    (Why do you question their appropriateness?)
    Thanks. It's because I rather thought only animates could embrace!
     

    manon33

    Senior Member
    English - England (Yorkshire)
    Thanks. It's because I rather thought only animates could embrace!
    No, 'to embrace' does not have to be physical. It can have a figurative sense (of taking on or adopting with enthusiasm) although actually, in this example, I think metaphor is being personifed anyway.
     
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