Marc Sacks msacks at THEWORLD.COM
Wed May 23 22:13:00 UTC 2007

Ron Butters wrote:
> The example that I notice most frequently is TRY in the context of
> weather,
> e.g., (made-up example), "The storm is trying to push on further south,
> but we
> can't say at this time whether it will be successful or not."
This looks like a personification rather than a metonymy.

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