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simile
used in Anna Karenina

2 uses
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Definition
a phrase that highlights similarity between things of different kinds — usually formed with "like" or "as"

as in "It's like looking for a needle in a haystack," or "She is as quiet as a mouse."
  • "How, how am I to tell you what I mean?" said Serpuhovskoy, who liked similes.
    Part Three (65% in)
similes = expressions that highlight similarity between things of different kinds
  • "Oh, no!" said Levin with annoyance; "that method of doctoring I merely meant as a simile for doctoring the people with schools. The people are poor and ignorant—that we see as surely as the peasant woman sees the baby is ill because it screams.  But in what way this trouble of poverty and ignorance is to be cured by schools is as incomprehensible as how the hen-roost affects the screaming."
    Part Three (87% in)
simile = an expression that highlights similarity between things of different kinds
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