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antonomasia

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antonomasia rate
(Noun) Figure of speech that consists in the avoidance of the statutory name of a place or person; conversely the use of a character's name to embody a certain characteristic.
Usage: 2) That guy is a real Scrooge.
1) One of the islands of Europe whose Northern 6 counties are not tied in with the European Union is termed the "Emerald "Isle". The 4 provinces, regardless of administrative statutes, are Ulster, Munster, Leinster & Connaught.


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