Comment: Figuratively speaking.....

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Figuratively speaking.....

....how exactly can one be surrounded? "He was metaphorically surrounded" <---- doesn't make sense.

"Metaphorically...we are all surrounded." <---- What are you anthropromorphisizing?

Ontology? Yeah, that supports what I said....metaphysical domain in which someone could be surrounded by an abstract concept or participate in an abstract relationship.

I'm definitely interested considering metaphorically has been adapted in a new way. Please explain. :)