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Examples of antonomasia?

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January 19, 2009 12:08PM

It is the use of a title or epithet to address or refer to someone or something rather than using the proper name.

Examples:

A. "Professor D.C. Ray" for Death Ray

B. "the Iron Duke" for Duke of Wellington

C. "the Iron Lady" for Margaret Thatcher

D. "Auld Reekie" for Edinburgh

E. "the Philosopher" for Aristotle