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61 example sentences with  simile.

61 example sentences with simile.

Allingford's face was very white, and Oaks's very red, "for all the world like the Wars of the Roses," as Jack Vance afterwards remarked, though it would be difficult to clearly understand the simile.

[Footnote 26: This is one of Firdusi's favorite similes.

Old Little Arcady had not electric lights; nor the Argus this exuberance of simile.

I have now done, Sir, with that imprudent way of speaking by Metaphor and Simile.

Axcester lies on the western side and mostly at the foot of a low hill set accurately in the centre of a ring of hills slightly higher-the raised bottom of a saucer would be no bad simile.

[Footnote 14: 'so far as this in your generous judgmentthat you regard me as having shot &c.'] [Footnote 15: Brother is much easier to accept, though Mother might be in the simile.

A special characteristic of Anglo-Saxon poetry is the rarity of similes.

In Homer they are frequent, but Anglo-Saxon verse is too abrupt and rapid in the succession of images to employ the expanded simile.

They come on the stage only to utter pompous sentiments of morality, turgid declamation, and frigid similes.

Think over that last simile.

she repeated, evidently pleased with her simile.

The Spanish Gentleman, by Velasquez, has engaged the pencils of numerous artists, though they have not all been so successful as could have been wished; Messrs. Inskipp, Frisk, Morton and Child have produced the best fac similes.

It is almost more than a mere simile.

"Bihzad Khan, dispersed the enemy as kai is dispersed when a stone is thrown into the water," is nearly the original simile.

From Pelago the road descends with extreme steepness to a brook in a rocky valley, at a bridge over which the real climb begins, to go steadily on (save for another swift drop before Tosi) until Vallombrosa is reached, winding through woods all the way, chiefly chestnutthose woods which gave Milton, who was here in 1638, his famous simile.

temulentae et stolidae mulieres liberos plerumque producunt sibi similes.

Infiniti alii mundi vel ut Brunus, terrae huic nostrae similes.

A beautiful simile.

Each volume had that airof breeding, one might almost sayby which one can always know a genuine bouquin at a glance; an alluvial richness of bloom, coming upon one like an aromatic fragrance in so many old things, in old lawns, in old flowers, old wines, and many another delicious simile.

page 59 6th stanza exquisite simile.

A strangely involved simile.

I am only using a convenient simile.

He was likein Dickie's own fashion she fumbled for a simile.

"Only this man ought to be a fresco," she told herself as she followed out the picture-simile.

But experience had long since proved the delusiveness of the simile.

"Childhood and grown-up-hood; not a bad simile.

* * * * * Nowhere could we more opportunely than at this point call attention to Mr. Tennyson's extraordinary felicity and force in the use of metaphor and simile.

* * * * * Another of the same genusthough, he had just told us My love I can compare with nought on earth is like nought on earth we ever read but Dean Swift's song of similes.

Ritter habitually carries this Malacca cane, and the cunning of Mirsky at once suggests that this tube should be made in outward fac-simile.

It is dedicated to "Sir Francis Bacon Knight, his Ma'ties Attorney Generall"; and as Bacon was made Attorney General in 1613 and Lord Keeper in 1617, the book must have been published between those dates; and one of the plates, the 18th, is dated "Anno 1615," and another, the 24th, "1616."] But to return to the margins of our Guazzo, from five pages of which we here give fac-similes.

Word and picture are correlatives which are continually in quest of each other, as is sufficiently evident in the case of metaphors and similes.

I laughed, and was delighted with this admirable simile.

But we sometimes hear of "faithful transcripts," nay, of fac-similes.

As the veritable bell which, in the days when "mother did it," had acted as a sort of Gabriel's trump, was still extant, minus clapper and handle, I was enabled to provide myself with its fac-simile.

The charm of manner they possess in common, can scarcely he defined except by similes.

An incident in the Zoological Gardens struck me as a helpful simile.

A Soldier's simile.

Here is where I receive my clients; here is where they receive their daily loaf, if you will pardon the simile.

And, afterwards them paint in simile.

And afterwards them paint in simile.

7.The vowel e at the end of a word, is generally silent; and, even when otherwise, it remains single in plurals from this ending; the es, whenever the e is vocal, being sounded eez, or like the word ease: as, apostrophe, apostrophes; epitome, epitomes; simile, similes.

The poet Drayton says that he did first reduce Our tongue from Lyly's writing, then in use, Talking of stones, stars, plants, of fishes, flies, Playing with words and idle similes.

He ransacked cosmography, astrology, alchemy, optics, the canon law, and the divinity of the school-men for ink-horn terms and similes.

It is when he wishes to describe how Peter Bell became aware of the dead body floating under the nose of the patient ass that Wordsworth loses himself in uncouth similes.

He saw a bundle of uprooted plants beside the portmanteau of a fellow-passenger and it suggested a grotesque simile.

Henry J. Haldeman (C); 11Mar57; R187429. HALDEMAN-JULIUS CO. A book of striking similes.

NORDEN, HEINZ. A book of striking similes.

Henry J. Haldeman (C); 11Mar57; R187429. HALDEMAN-JULIUS CO. A book of striking similes.

NORDEN, HEINZ. A book of striking similes.

He had just told him that he looked like a regular little sunbeam in the smoking-room of the Jolly Herring, and Wildney was pretending to be immensely offended by the simile.

If the comparison is imaginative rather than literal, and is directly stated, the expression is a simile.

We must remember, however, that all resemblances do not constitute similes.

If we compare two trees, or two beehives, or two rivers, our comparison is not a simile.

The representation of besiegers driven back by the impetuosity of the inhabitants, after they had entered a gate of the city, is strongly pictured by the following simile.

Kate was getting hold of certain significant similes.

The often cited pastoralism of the Song of Solomon resolves itself on investigation into an occasional simile.

Every little crystal does that," said mother, taking up another simile.

The members' seating space spreads fanlike round the floor, with individual seats and desks exactly like those used by schoolboys, which is not an inappropriate simile.

But I must content myself with giving one line, which haunts my memory, and appears to me excessively happy In the accurate truthfulness of its simile.

Boring language Harry, break out a thesaurus, use some metaphors and similes."

In religious traditions of all kinds we often find a naive tendency to take literally what is meant as a simile.