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Similes Examples

Similes Examples. A simile is a type of idiom. We use similes to compare things which are alike. Similes are used in everyday conversations, written works or compositions such as poems, essays, song lyrics, plays etc. because, they show typical qualities of creatures and things. Similes help you to convey the meaning of your message in an interesting, effective and a quick way. Enjoy these examples of similes!

List of similes and their meanings to show some distinctive qualities of creatures;

Simile Meaning
as free as a bird completely free
as happy as a sandboy very happy
as happy as Larry very happy
as lazy as a pig very lazy
as light as a butterfly very light
as loathsome as a toad very disgusting
as loyal as a dove very loyal
as mad as a March hare completely mad
as slow as a tortoise very slow
as strong as a horse very strong or powerful
as strong as an ox very strong or powerful
as sure-footed as a goat very confident
as swift as a deer very fast
as swift as a hare very fast
as swift as a hawk very fast
as tall as a giant very tall
as tall as a giraffe very tall
as tenacious as a bulldog very tenacious
as tender as a chicken very tender
as tender as a shepherd very caring
as thick as thieves very close or friendly
as timid as a mouse very timid
as timid as a rabbit very timid
as wise as an owl very wise
as wise as Solomon very wise

List of similes and their meanings to show some distinctive qualities of creatures;

Simile Meaning
as hard as nails very tough (in character)
as hot as hell very hot
as light as air very light
as nutty as a fruitcake very crazy
as pale as death very pale
as plain as day very clear
as poor as dirt very poor
as scarce as hen’s teeth very scarce
as silent as the dead completely silent
as smooth as silk very smooth
as sound as a bell very clear
as sour as vinegar very sour
as steady as a rock very steady
as stiff as a board completely stiff
as stiff as a poker completely stiff
as straight as an arrow straight
as sturdy as an oak very strong and solid
as thin as a rake very thin
as tough as leather very tough
as tough as nails very tough
as tough as old boots very tough
as ugly as sin very ugly
as warm as wool very warm
as weak as water easily influenced
as white as a ghost very pale