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  • v. Present participle of liken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of comparing similarities


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A son of former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley, Michael has cut a distinctive figure in Italy with his shaved head, his New Jersey roots and a nickname likening him to Omar Bradley, the famed World War II general.

    The Seattle Times

  • That's the truly crazy part of his “Country Club” statement — in likening someone who looks like Barack Obama to a pink-cheeked, millionaire swell sippin 'Rob Roys at “The Nineteenth Hole” or somethin'.

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  • Harold Wolfson in a conference call likening him to Ken Starr.

    CNN Transcript Mar 7, 2008

  • There was little for a man of humble mind toward the sex to think of in the fact of a young lady's bending rather low to peep at him asleep, except that the poise of her slender figure, between an air of spying and of listening, vividly recalled his likening of her to the Mountain Echo.

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  • That also brings up another "likening" that many news people seem to want to make and that is comparing Michelle to the famously stylish Jackie Kennedy.

    Obama's weapon: A dose of homecoming king charm

  • MassResistance may also be upset that Media Matters documented other hateful statements by leader Brian Camenker, such as likening supporters of gay rights to Nazis and trying to deny the fact that homosexuals were a target of the Nazis during the Holocaust.

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  • BUT most importantly, y'all are forgetting that most Republicans are ditto-heads, believing what Faux News tells them, and what the politicians say, without bothering to read between the lines. (unless it's conservative code such as likening Roe v. Wade to Plessy v. Ferguson ... and even then they have to be told what it means by their "spiritual" leaders)

    Rudy Laying Groundwork To Sell Himself To Social Conservatives

  • And it is the role of likening which is so important, the role of simile.

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  • I don't like censoring or editing either either; I try to keep it to a minimum - by only removing obscenities and personal insults (such as likening someone to an animal) and racial remarks, for instance.

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  • "We're kind of likening music to food and shelter in this movie," says Page.

    Phoenix New Times | Complete Issue


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