Thorpe never finished the simile, for it could hardly have been a proper one.
There is no other simile that will express his state of mind.
Apropos of the value of simile is an experiment about which I have recently heard.
I feel the rage of simile upon me; I can't talk to you in any other way.
That is also a simile—one more cheerful and happy than the former, praise be to God.
Blanche, who was extremely dainty as to what she touched, quite appreciated this simile.
That small, cool smile made Flora feel more than ever the immature barbarian of her simile.
If he had alluded to him as an incendiary bomb, there would have been more sense in his simile.
This simile would acquire added strength if you'd ever seen Aunt Ca'line, her complexion being a crow's-wing sable.
This simile has occurred to poets in all lands, in all ages.
late 14c., from Latin simile "a like thing; a comparison, likeness, parallel," neuter of similis "like" (see similar). Both things must be mentioned and the comparison directly stated. To Johnson, "A simile, to be perfect, must both illustrate and ennoble the subject."
A common figure of speech that explicitly compares two things usually considered different. Most similes are introduced by like or as: “The realization hit me like a bucket of cold water.” (Compare metaphor.)
Note: Some similes, such as “sleeping like a log,” have become clichés.