Origin of simile
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH similemetaphor, simile
How to use simile in a sentence
There are the many-claused thickets of adverbs and unlikely similes of writing done on Adderall.
He seems to give gratifying thought to every question and intersperses his thoughts with quick similes.
The similes and metaphors, however bold and original, are always drawn from the life of the speakers.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
The passages in Homer upon which opinions diverge most are isolated ones, occurring in similes and fragmentary descriptions.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
"Both names on the assignment, then, are exact fac-similes of the names on the autograph letters," said Mr. Balfour.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
In all these similes matter appears as something external to God, upon which he impresses form.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
“Composure,” “Et Ctera,” and several more, are merely similes poetically elaborated.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
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.)