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1‘an image of the Madonna’
depiction, portrayal, representation
statue, statuette, sculpture, bust, effigy, figure, figurine, doll, carving
painting, picture, portrait, drawing, sketch, artist's impression
2‘Voyager 2 sent back images of the planet Neptune’
picture, facsimile, photograph, snapshot, photo
optical representation, reproduction
3‘he contemplated his image in the mirrors’
reflection, mirror image, likeness
4‘the world has an image of this country as democratic’
conception, impression, idea, concept, perception, notion
mental picture, mental representation, conceptualization, vision, fancy, thought
5‘his poetry is constructed around biblical images’
simile, metaphor, metonymy
figure of speech, trope, figurative expression, turn of phrase, rhetorical device, conceit
word painting, word picture
6‘everyone expects him to live up to his heart-throb image’
public perception, public conception, public impression, persona, profile, face, identity, front, facade, mask, guise, role, part
7‘Ma says I'm the image of my grandfather’
double, living image, replica, lookalike, clone, copy, reproduction, twin, duplicate, exact likeness, facsimile, counterpart, mirror image
informal very spit, dead spit, spitting image, chip off the old block, ringer, dead ringer
8‘a graven image’
idol, icon, fetish, false god, golden calf, totem, talisman
1‘she imaged imposing castles and cathedrals’
envisage, envision, imagine, conceive of, picture, dream up, see in one's mind's eye
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