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similitude
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
similarity in appearance, character or nature
  • 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.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (29% in)

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