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noun as in comparison


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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.

The passages in Homer upon which opinions diverge most are isolated ones, occurring in similes and fragmentary descriptions.

"Both names on the assignment, then, are exact fac-similes of the names on the autograph letters," said Mr. Balfour.

In all these similes matter appears as something external to God, upon which he impresses form.

“Composure,” “Et Ctera,” and several more, are merely similes poetically elaborated.

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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to similes, such as: similitude, metaphor, and analogy.

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