likening likening  /ˈlaɪ kə nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of comparing similarities

Usage(s):

  1. He invited me to create the Mobile Art for Chanel, likening the value of my designs to that of great poetry.
  2. In likening himself to His Airness, Wendel is thinking past the rec room and into the boardroom.
  3. More video showed Clinton likening immigration enforcement to tracking movies from Blockbuster-- then showed Edwards making the same point five months earlier.

News

  1. GOP official resigns after name-calling incident

    An Illinois GOP county chairman resigned today after likening former Miss America Erika Harold, who's challenging a sitting Republican congressman in next year's primary election, to a "street walker" whose "pimps" were Democrats and moderate Republicans.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Illinois GOP official resigns after calling former Miss America 'street walker'

    A Downstate Illinois GOP county chairman resigned today after likening former Miss America Erika Harold, who’s challenging a sitting Republican congressman in next year’s primary election, to a “street walker” whose “pimps” were Democrats and moderate Republicans.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Senator Obama has declared and repeatedly reaffirmed his intention to meet the president of Iran without any preconditions, likening it to meetings between former American presidents and the leaders of the Soviet Union," McCain told a meeting...
    on May 19, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Euronews.net

  2. "Whatever his views may be on the administration's response to 9/11 and the conduct of the war on terrorism, likening it to Hitler's rise to power and Nazism is odious and demeans the victims of 9/11 and the brave American men and women engaged in...
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Abraham Foxman Source: FOXNews

  3. "The Speaker is now likening genuine opposition to assassination. Such insulting rhetoric not only undermines the credibility of her office, but it underscores the desperate attempt by her party to divert attention away from a failing agenda,"...
    on Sep 17, 2009 By: Pete Sessions Source: Washington Post

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