Analogies are comparisons between two things that are not actually similar. They can be helpful in understanding something, or they can be used to make a point.

  • The teacher drew analogies between math and English in order to make the concepts more clear.

  • The teacher used analogies to compare the Revolutionary War to World War II.

Definition of analogies


the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate


doctrine of analogy


an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others


drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

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Example Sentences for analogies

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    Similar analogy can be seen by the climatologist and the climate modelling.

  • 2

    That was the point of the analogy.

  • 3

    The analogy is not the basis for the belief.

  • 4

    By analogy, are there different types of anticyclones

  • 5

    It needs to revamp the analogy of racism.

  • 6

    It was analogous in form to the Council of the North.

  • 7

    I like the analogy of the dresser.

  • 8

    In the analogy, Avon Barksdale is the king.

  • 9

    It is analogous to the blat of the Soviet Union.

  • 10

    It is analogous to the retardation factor of chromatography.