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Word: simile

Definition: comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as


Sentences Containing 'simile'

But perhaps this difference can be brought home a little more clearly if you will pardon a rather fanciful simile.
And to carry the simile further, if you allow too great a play between the parts, so that they fit one over the other too loosely, the engine will lose power and become a poor rickety thing.
He connects his illness with great disturbance and agitation, naturally, and that's the figure, or the simile, or whatever it's called, which he chooses to use.
Missis Gummidge has worked like a--I doen't know what Missis Gummidge an't worked like,' said Mr. Peggotty, looking at her, at a loss for a sufficiently approving simile.

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