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similitude
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • I assured him, "how extremely desirous I was that he should be satisfied on every point; but I doubted much, whether it would be possible for me to explain myself on several subjects, whereof his honour could have no conception; because I saw nothing in his country to which I could resemble them; that, however, I would do my best, and strive to express myself by similitudes, humbly desiring his assistance when I wanted proper words;" which he was pleased to promise me.

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  • People are drawn to communities of similitude.
  • the dream had too much similitude of the fact
    Daniel Defoe  --  The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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