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Sample sentences for the GRE study word simile

simile can be used as a noun

1."What becomes of your simile about the orchid. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2."Aha" he said, "your simile of the tiger good, for me, and I shall adopt him. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
3.That one doubtful simile made Addison's fortune. - from English Literature by William J. Long
4.The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile and the beadle went on. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5.On every simile dost thou here ride to every truth. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
6.V'ha pero un' altra opera simile di Filippo Calandro,. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
7.But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
8."Oh, no" said Levin with annoyance "that method of doctoring I merely meant as a simile for doctoring the people with schools. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
9.precedes his chariot when he rushes to the fight, the latter being evidently a simile of the poets to express the fact that war follows contention. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
10.Take all these similes to your own command. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
11.Such similes of elevations are the names of the virtues. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
12.in my similes of comfort, and leave him to your lordship. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
13.Give heed, my brethren, to every hour when your spirit would speak in similes there is the origin of your virtue. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
14.It is owing to the same vast invention, that his similes have been thought too exuberant and full of circumstances. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
15.But of time and of becoming shall the best similes speak a praise shall they be, and a justification of all perishablenes. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
16.He sometimes omits whole similes and sentences and is now and then guilty of mistakes, into which no writer of his learning could have fallen, but through carelessness. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
17.His similes are like pictures, where the principal figure has not only its proportion given agreeable to the original, but is also set off with occasional ornaments and prospects. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
18.It actually seems, to use one of Zarathustra's own phrases, as if all things came unto one, and would fain be similes 'Here do all things come caressingly to thy talk and flatter thee, for they want to ride upon thy back. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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