1 "Weathercock can without the wind," suggested Jo, as he paused for a simile.
2 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.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
3 The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile; and the beadle went on.
4 In poetry, they must be allowed to excel all other mortals; wherein the justness of their similes, and the minuteness as well as exactness of their descriptions, are indeed inimitable.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
5 One could not stand and watch very long without becoming philosophical, without beginning to deal in symbols and similes, and to hear the hog squeal of the universe.
6 All similes and allegories concerning her began and ended with birds.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete