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Because epidemiological models make statements about the future, it’s tempting to liken them to weather forecasts — but it’s also deeply wrong.The Hard Lessons of Modeling the Coronavirus Pandemic|Jordana Cepelewicz|January 28, 2021|Quanta Magazine
A third media executive likened the platforms’ aggregated inventory to sausage.Future of TV Briefing: Media companies grapple with getting advertisers to buy their platform video inventory|Tim Peterson|January 27, 2021|Digiday
Washington Post reporter Ann Gerhart likened it to “the Bataan Death March set to music.”Not all presidents’ dance skills are created equal|Bonnie Berkowitz, Joanne Lee|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
Earlier in this column, I likened getting the vaccine to a winning lottery ticket.A trip to the grocery store ended with unexpected coronavirus vaccine doses for one D.C. couple|Theresa Vargas|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
It is no coincidence that the psychologist Jean Piaget, whose trailblazing research helped us understand how children develop, likened dreaming to play.
In fact, the Michigan congressman went so far as to liken them to Judas Iscariot.
Some researchers liken it to an addiction, others to sexual orientation; still others put their faith in brain scans.
“I liken it to a building contractor that builds homes,” he says.
They liken the experience to eating pot brownies, which, unlike smoking, results in more lasting, full-bodied effects.
It would be in vain to seek for any object more intrinsically inconsiderable with which to liken a condition of indifference.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
To liken a thing to something already known is a vivid way of explaining.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
It is over forty feet high, and is fronted in such a peculiar fashion, I could only liken it to some heathen temple.From the Thames to the Tiber|J. Wardle
Her words I can liken to nothing but to so many little silver bells, ringing out into the clear air in joy and sweetness.
Four days later he sat on the side of his cot and said to the patients mildly: 'I'd 'a' liken to 'a' spoken to 'im so I should.'Under the Deodars|Rudyard Kipling