SIMILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SIMILE
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simile
 n.  comparison of one thing with another, in English generally using like or as
Classic Sentence:
1  "Weathercock can without the wind," suggested Jo, as he paused for a simile.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
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 Dickens
Get Context   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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
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 Swift
Get Context   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.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
6  All similes and allegories concerning her began and ended with birds.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
Example Sentence:
1  "My love is like a red, red rose" is a simile.
2  Her style is rich in simile.