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  • Thorpe never finished the simile, for it could hardly have been a proper one.
  • —I want an appropriate 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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