adjective. analogy of the cave a metaphor started by Plato, a Greek philosopher, demonstrate his assertion that people are merely acutely conscious of the authentic temperament of things. Plato compared a person's existence to the condition of being jailed in a cavern, with the community outside of the cavern casting shadows onto the cavern: Plato asserted that every one of these shadows are in fact experiences of the genuine world, that is timeless and idyllic.

ANALOGOUS: "While their intentions were good, the boy's friends' actions were more analogous with pouring salt in a wound."
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