trope said her request for nearly $1 million a month was “obscene” and invoked Marie Antoinette.
It has become a trope of the right to accuse Obama and the Democrats of trying to remake America in the image of Europe.
Yet, Romney has made the “class envy” trope central to his message.
Visiting with the great figures of history is a familiar Allen trope of yore, and outwardly, Midnight is in that tradition.
Kent Sepkowitz explains why the ‘the tryptophan in turkey means sleep’ trope persists, despite multiple debunkings.
The principal varieties of the trope are the metonymy and the metaphor.
The turn of expression is called a trope, and change of construction is called a Schema.
Bene, satis, male,— Where was I with my trope 'bout one in a quag?
Literally, this trope was not accurate, because the station was noisier than usual.
Rage and despair do sometimes vent themselves in hyperbole and trope.
1530s, from Latin tropus "a figure of speech," from Greek tropos "turn, direction, turn or figure of speech," related to trope "a turning" and trepein "to turn," from PIE root trep- "to turn" (cf. Sanskrit trapate "is ashamed, confused," properly "turns away in shame;" Latin trepit "he turns"). Technically, in rhetoric, a figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it.