[ UK /sˈɪmɪlˌi/ ]
  1. a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
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How To Use simile In A Sentence

  • But of time and of becoming shall the best similes speak: a praise shall they be, and a justification of all perishableness! Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none
  • A little in this way -- but these similes are very imperfect, and will not bear close application -- the sap rises in a tree, stealing up branch by branch; and it is then called _ascending sap_. The History of a Mouthful of Bread And its effect on the organization of men and animals
  • (Original lineation is evident, of course, in the facsimile images.) Annotated Text
  • The word telefax, short for telefacsimile, for "make a copy at a distance", is also used as a synonym. Blogpulse Top Links
  • She found instead that the Vegas wedding chapels, "with their wishing wells and stained-glass paper windows and their artificial bouvardia," were in fact selling "'niceness,' the facsimile of proper ritual, to children who do not know how else to find it. The Wedding Merchants
  • This effect was most obvious in classrooms that had incorporated telecommunications activities, but other classes used technologies such as satellite broadcasts, telefacsimiles, and the telephone to help bring in outside resources.
  • But side by side with that history of inflation from the infinitesimal to the immense is another development, the change year by year from the shabby impecuniosity of the Camden Town lodging to the lavish munificence of the Crest Hill marble staircase and my aunt's golden bed, the bed that was facsimiled from Fontainebleau. Tono Bungay
  • All art is but facsimile of nature and the art of imitating someone or something classically in order to entertain is mimicry.
  • Delrina says it will exploit the signal processing capabilities that some facsimile modem manufactures are just beginning to build into their products.
  • Nurse Jamieson had got on a favourite topic, and would have expatiated long enough, for she was a professed admirer of masculine beauty, but there was something which displeased the boy in her last simile; so he cut the conversation short, by asking whether she knew exactly how much money his grandfather had left with Dr. Gray for his maintenance. The Surgeon's Daughter
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