Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good pictureait's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16, 000 imaginative, colorful phrasesafrom aabandoned as a used Kleenexa to aquiet as an eel swimming in oilaathe 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 aas useful as a Swiss army knifea and avaried as expressions of the human facea. Citing more than 2, 000 sourcesafrom the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television showsathe 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.QUESTIONS. AND. ANSWERS. See Also: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS Answered me as gravely as if I had asked the meaning of life aBorden Deal Answered slow, like men who wouldna#39;t waste anything, not even languageaCarl anbsp;...
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