Similes Dictionary

Similes Dictionary

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Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picturea€”it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16, 000 imaginative, colorful phrasesa€”from a€œabandoned as a used Kleenexa€ to a€œquiet as an eel swimming in oila€a€”the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be qas tedious as a twice-told taleq or qdry as the Congressional Record.q Choose from elegant turns of phrases a€œas useful as a Swiss army knifea€ and a€œvaried as expressions of the human facea€. Citing more than 2, 000 sourcesa€”from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television showsa€”the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.FOOTBALL. See Also: SPORTS The ball just skittered around in the backfield like a puck on ice a€”Jonathan Valin The ball peeled his head like an onion a€”Ken Stabler and Berry Stainback Both players bounce upanbsp;...

Title:Similes Dictionary
Author: Elyse Sommer
Publisher:Visible Ink Press - 2013-05-01

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