- n. Plural form of simile.
“Beyond coining similes, she had the further presence of mind to step to the side of the stairs, use a lamp post to perch herself briefly on a railing, and with that vantage use the opera glasses to look over the whole of the crowd — which her height alone would never have afforded.”
“In the character of Hinda, colonization and seduction become intertwined as she metamorphoses in similes comparing her to land.”
“Deity, to draw his inadequate similes from the conjugal or civil partnerships of life, and to describe the manhood of Christ as the robe, the instrument, the tabernacle of his Godhead.”
“And some very clever and unexpected similes, which is half the fun in these books.”
“He smiled ruefully since he felt that this equating of the fundamental human institution to a stench or other pejorative similes was a ludicrous misjudgment based upon conjectures from the stinted, pathetic, and sometimes perverse experience which made up his understanding.”
“Maybe my similes are a bit mixed, but you'll excuse that, as we're both Irish.”
“The grandeur of the similes is another feature which characterizes great poetry.”
“Similarly, The Monthly Review remarks in 1817 that Moore's "similes" and "illustrations" are carefully specific to his Eastern setting, and quotes from Moore's footnotes to Lalla Rookh in order to demonstrate the extent of Moore's "oriental research" (178, 188).”
“Now that’s a key line, especially appearing here, somewhat late in the poem, when all of the similes are about to go home.”
“All kind of similes presented themselves to her mind.”
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