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  • He was but a poor man himself, said Peggotty, but as good as gold and as true as steel — those were her similes.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • When she said he was "as subtle as a sledgehammer," she was using ironic simile.
  • I believe this simile largely speaks the truth.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Origin of Species

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