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  • n  a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')

  • PTI: That's exactly the simile I was looking for.
  • In the 1980s, Pol Pot had told his followers that "mistakes" had been inevitable during his rule because, using a revealing simile, "We were like babies learning to walk.
  • The simile perfectly fits the crime.
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  • Unleashing the Beast Crawl
    Now in its second year, Oakland's largest literary festival is even bigger and broader than before. by Ellen Cushing After having spent the better part of two decades in the Bay Area spoken-word and poetry scene, Paul Corman Roberts is, perhaps unsurprisingly, given to simile: Over the course of a fifteen-minute conversation about Beast Crawl, which he helped found last year along with seven ...
    July 3, 2013 - East Bay Express

  • Isaiah Berlin in New York Times
    Berlin paraphrasing Tolstoy writes, "There is a particularly vivid simile where the great man is likened to the ram whom the shepherd is fattening for slaughter. Because duly grows fatter, and perhaps is used as a bellwether for the rest of the...
  • George Orwell in Malaysia Star
    And as George Orwell said - it is his first rule - "Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print."
  • Carolina Tohá in Xinhua
    The words tumble so fast, enwrapped in alliteration, clogged with onomatopoeia, choked with assonance, bursting with bombast, snarled with metaphor, tangled with simile, submerged in verbiage that the bombarded audience (and reviewer at a critics'... Mel Gussow New York Times Apr 30, 2005 90184 120048 similitude From the point of view of our political agreements with the government of Obama, at this moment there are more similitude at the global scenery," Carolina Toha told reporters.

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