Thesaurus / simile

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To illustrate this relationship, I once used a simile which I will now repeat because I know of no better one as substitute.

The simile hit the truth so exactly that it was received with a roar of laughter: even Egerton smiled.

My Novel, CompleteEdward Bulwer-Lytton

No man could have known better than Mr. Turner that his simile was false and misleading, for he has lived in China for many years.

The Truth about OpiumWilliam H. Brereton

But the simile is weak, for there is a vast difference between an open sleigh and a sleeping-car.

Then came the following, apparently a simile offered by way of explanation.

Four Weird TalesAlgernon Blackwood

Forts, he seemed to think, to recall Franklin's simile, could be taken as easily as snuff.

It was not fair to obscure the issue with an untrue, if amusing, simile.

Personification may be conveniently regarded as classed with simile and metaphor.

The sanity of the simile, after that screwing down of the coffin-lid on dead hope, was part of its bitterness.

Paths of JudgementAnne Douglas Sedgwick

I asked him which was the simile he meant; but was answered, "Any simile in Virgil."

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