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Origin of simile
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH similemetaphor, simile
Words nearby simile
Example sentences from the Web for simile
The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile, and the beadle went on.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
The modern simile is that of a donkey between two bundles of hay.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
No one can say to himself, “I will now make a good simile,” and straightway fulfill his promise.
A simile is an expressed comparison between unlike things that have some common quality.
Here the simile seems to be as unlike as possible, for the lot could fall only upon one.
British Dictionary definitions for simile
Word Origin for simile
Cultural definitions for simile
A common figure of speech that explicitly compares two things usually considered different. Most similes are introduced by like or as: “The realization hit me like a bucket of cold water.” (Compare metaphor.)