A simile is a figure of speech that compares one thing to another. It is usually used to make a point, to explain something in a more clear way, or to compare two things that are similar.

  • He was as skinny as a rail.

  • She was as beautiful as a goddess.

  • The flowers were as sweet as candy.

Definition of simile


a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')

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Example Sentences for simile

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    The rainbow inspires metaphor and simile.

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    There is a similar problem with the usage of simile and metaphor.

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    Is the use of metaphor or simile condoned by the Manual of Style

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    Are we to rid our language of simile and metaphor and generalisations

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    Additionally, Porter uses simile and metaphor to describe the process of dying.

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    I'll stop with the annoying similes now.

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    The word is about as common as the word simile.

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    The dialogue is rife with similes found in pulp fiction.

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    Using one to describe the other is possible in simile.

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    Anglo Saxon poetry is marked by the comparative rarity of similes.