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Origin of simile
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH similemetaphor simile
Words nearby simile
Example sentences from the Web for similes
His similes are few—in this connection—and are so chosen that they add to the vividness of the whole impression.Chaucer and His Times|Grace E. Hadow
It may be that my opinion is not worth much, but one piece I read lately struck me as being full of beautiful ideas and similes.Mark Gildersleeve|John S. Sauzade
By this we may discover the beauty of many of those metaphors and similes which to an unphilosophical person do seem so uncouth.
But Dods did mix up his—'similes,' I think, is the right word—so funnily!The House That Grew|Mrs. Molesworth
I begged him in exasperation to keep his similes to himself.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for similes
Word Origin for simile
Cultural definitions for similes
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.)