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synonyms for simile

  • analogy
  • metaphor
  • similitude
See also synonyms for: similes

antonyms for simile

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  • dissimilarity
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How to use simile in a sentence

It called for him to write a poem using a simile or metaphor.
A FORMER COP CREATED A PROGRAM TO HELP BALTIMORE KIDS. NOW, SHE’S HOPING TO GIVE THEM MORE: A PERMANENT SAFE HAVEN.THERESA VARGASAUGUST 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He surprises readers with similes that are sobering, in the middle of laughter.
AUTHOR RECALLS BEATINGS, DISCRIMINATION IN MEMOIRTERRI SCHLICHENMEYERJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
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 POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
No one can say to himself, “I will now make a good simile,” and straightway fulfill his promise.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
A simile is an expressed comparison between unlike things that have some common quality.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Here the simile seems to be as unlike as possible, for the lot could fall only upon one.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
It was a fac-simile of a chair that we had at home, and I longed to occupy it, if only for the sake of old times.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Sir Mungo, to continue the simile, had long ago learned to run cunning, and make sure of mouthing his game.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
To Miss Lacey the latter simile would have been more appealing.
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WORDS RELATED TO SIMILE

  • affinities
  • alikenesses
  • comparisons
  • correlations
  • correspondences
  • equivalence
  • homologies
  • likenesses
  • metaphors
  • parallels
  • relations
  • relationships
  • resemblances
  • semblances
  • similes
  • similitudes
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