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noun as in comparison

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Example Sentences

It called for him to write a poem using a simile or metaphor.

He surprises readers with similes that are sobering, in the middle of laughter.

The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile, and the beadle went on.

The modern simile is that of a donkey between two bundles of hay.

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.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to simile, such as: analogy, metaphor, and similitude.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.