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Definitiona figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds — usually formed with "like" or "as" — as in "She is as quiet as a mouse," or "It's like looking for a needle in a haystack."
- He was but a poor man himself, said Peggotty, but as good as gold and as true as steel — those were her similes.Chapters 1-3 (77% in)
- He connects his illness with great disturbance and agitation, naturally, and that's the figure, or the simile, or whatever it's called, which he chooses to use.Chapters 13-15 (56% in)
- Missis Gummidge has worked like a — I doen't know what Missis Gummidge an't worked like,' said Mr. Peggotty, looking at her, at a loss for a sufficiently approving simile.Chapters 49-51 (96% in)
There are no more uses of "simile" in David Copperfield.
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