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synonyms for similes

  • analogy
  • metaphor
  • similitude

antonyms for similes

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  • dissimilarity
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How to use similes in a sentence

The similes and metaphors, however bold and original, are always drawn from the life of the speakers.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
The passages in Homer upon which opinions diverge most are isolated ones, occurring in similes and fragmentary descriptions.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
"Both names on the assignment, then, are exact fac-similes of the names on the autograph letters," said Mr. Balfour.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
In all these similes matter appears as something external to God, upon which he impresses form.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
“Composure,” “Et Ctera,” and several more, are merely similes poetically elaborated.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. XXII (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The similes of Balzac and of Chateaubriand hold good to-day.
ITALIAN HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARFRANCIS MILTOUN
The wild ox and lion are obvious similes to use concerning a powerful and warlike people.
THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLEE. WALTER MAUNDER
I give fac-similes of both engravings, in order that my readers may draw their own comparison.
MYTHICAL MONSTERSCHARLES GOULD
For instance, in one place fun is made of the prevalence of similes in the dramas aimed at.
A BOOK OF BURLESQUEWILLAM DAVENPORT ADAMS
Some of the mock similes in "Tom Thumb" are among the most familiar things in literature.
A BOOK OF BURLESQUEWILLAM DAVENPORT ADAMS
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