Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of simile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Things which are similar or alike; like things; similars.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Amongst the Ancient Egyptians the metal was ill-omened being the bones of Typhon, 80 here, possibly, we have an instance of early homœopathy — similia similibus.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Cerastes serpens dictus, eo quod in capite cornua habeat similia arietum; KERATA enim Graeci cornua vocant: sunt autem illi quadrigemina cornicula, quorum ostentatione, veluti esca, inlice sollicitata animalia perimit.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Cerastes serpens dictus eo quod in capite cornua habet similia arietum, cerusta Greci cornua dicunt.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • There is not any slavery which these villains will not undergo, inter illos plerique latrinas evacuant, alii culinariam curant, alii stabularios agunt, urinatores et id genus similia exercent, &c. like those people that dwell in the

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sed infinita his similia apud Rhasin, Matthiolum, Mizaldum, caeterosque medicos occurrunt, quorum ideo mentionem feci, ne quis imperitior in hos scopulas impingat, sed pro virili tanquam syrtes et cautes consulto effugiat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sicut viatores si ad saxum impegerint, aut nautae, memores sui casus, non ista modo quae offendunt, sed et similia horrent perpetuo et tremunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Note 56: PrSalQ, B294, p. 140: "Quare femine primo et secundo conceptus mense non appetanda appetunt, ut carbones et similia; in ceteris autem mensibus non est adeo irrationabilis earum appetitus?" back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Multa etiam habent his similia, quæ reputant peccata.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Hæc et his similia multa ibi scribuntur figmenta, et isti plura inter se narrando componunt, quæ hoc loco ventilanda non sunt.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • De quâ re multa essent, quæ authorem istius mendacij interrogatum haberem, modò quid de illo nobis constaret: qui vtinam veriora narrare discat, nec tam perfrictâ fronte similia, incomperta, átque, adeò incredibilia, clarissimo viro Peucero, aut alijs referre præsumat.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

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