List of Simile Sentences

Updated on March 28, 2018
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Clive Williams is an internet researcher and writer on many genres. He has a BSc. Degree in Information Systems.

List of Similes
List of Similes

I will make the assumption that since you are looking for a list of simile sentences you therefore know what a simile is? Well, for those who just can't remember the meaning of a simile, let me be that simile refresher.

A Simile is a figure of speech which compares two different objects (stone to a cat, Man to a mouse) and bring an interesting connection between the two objects being compared. A simple example of such is the following sentence. 'He is as dead as a doorbell.' The two objects within this comparison is 'He' which can be any male. Comparing the person's attitude, demeanor, or personality to a 'Doorbell' which just simply sits on the door or wall waiting to be pressed and often times not working or basically 'dead'.

Similes are used in literature all the time. It is used in Novels, newspaper articles, poems and just about anything which requires reading and publishing. It is used by commentators in football and baseball games. One such simile is 'He pitches as slow as molasses.' You can use similes to enhance your sentences and bring the imagination out in the reader. Similes can be quite fun to use especially when writing about hilarious situations. You will find a list of common used simile sentences below which you can use to enhance your simile grammar.

List of Common Simile Sentences

  1. It fits like a Glove.
  2. As white as Snow
  3. As hot as Hell.
  4. As tall as a Giraffe
  5. As mean as Miser
  6. As light as a feather
  7. As cool as a cucumber
  8. As innocent as a Lamb
  9. As common as Nails
  10. As brave as a Lion
  11. As coward as a Mice
  12. As bright as a Button
  13. As innocent as a Baby
  14. As Blind as a Bat
  15. As Bold as Brass
  16. As black as Coal
  17. As Sweet as Honey
  18. As busy as a Bee
  19. As angry as a Bull, Wasp
  20. As cunning as a Fox
  21. As dumb as a doorknob, Rock
  22. As Ugly as Sin
  23. As stubborn as a Mule
  24. As wise as a Owl
  25. As noisy as a Cricket
  26. As pure as Snow, Gold
  27. As Pretty as a Picture
  28. As Hungry as Pig, Horse, Bear
  29. As Fat as a Cow, Pig
  30. As pitiless as the Sun
  31. As wide as the Sky
  32. As tiny as a Mouse
  33. As Still as a Statue
  34. As Talkative as a Parrot, Magpie
  35. As Slow as a Snail, Turtle, Sloth, Molasses.
  36. As strong as a Lion, Bear, Horse
  37. As fast as lightening
  38. As easy as Pie, ABC, 123
  39. As proud as a Peacock
  40. As deaf as a Post
  41. As quick as Silver, Fox, Lightening
  42. As clean as a Whistle
  43. As flat as a Pancake
  44. As smooth as Ice
  45. As thick as Thieves
  46. As mischievous as a Monkey
  47. As tender as a Shepherd, Chicken

Similes
Similes

How To Use Similes in Sentences Examples

Even though the list above states similes with the "as a" reference. When making sentences using similes, the 'like' comparison can also be used. Let's examine this by writing a few simile sentences with the 'Like' comparison.

  • He sits there staring at the blank screen like a ghost searching for his reflection.
  • I said it twice and you are there acting like a deaf post
  • He moves like a ghost in the wind
  • His stance is like that of a peacock.
  • The Bully made him tremble like a cowardly mice.
  • The match was like a fight between cats and dogs.
  • He moved like lightening before the police came.
  • His attire stood out like a soar thumb.
  • She looks like love in spring.
  • The woman's tongue was cutting them down like a razor.

Using Similes in sentences with the 'as a' Comparison

  • John saw the car coming and stood still as a statue.
  • She acted as brave as a lion even though she was outnumbered ten to one.
  • He had to move as light as a feather else he would have broken the ice.
  • Sales men are as sly as a fox and will even sell you something your already own.
  • This water is as pure as gold.
  • This brand car is built as solid as a rock.
  • My God! This child is as noisy as a cricket.
  • I have to lift weights because I want to be as strong as an Ox.
  • The Police Officer is as smart as a fox, he will catch the thief.
  • My grandpa is eighty one (81) years old and is as wise as an owl.

Conclusion

The English language would never be the same without using these wonderful similes. They are used to enhance and stir ones imagination when constructing comparisons. They are used to exaggerate or to place vivid emphasis on a object or action. They make writing and speaking much more fun. Go ahead, use up the similes more often and watch your language come to life.

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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for your input Venkatachari M

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      Shannon Henry 

      6 months ago from Texas

      Hi Clive,

      Sorry. It's been awhile. I've been as busy as a bee lately, though. Between work, baby sitting, neighbor kids in and out, and on and on it goes. . .it's a controlled sort of chaos these days. I hardly know which kids are mine anymore the way they all tend to congregate together. I've never been a part of a home community with families that became friends so easily before.

      Anyway.... Your simile list makes me think of childhood. My dad used to say silly spoonerism on purpose. And I usually tell my kids they make better doors than windows when they block my view of something I want to see, another one I heard often growing up. I know that's not a simile, but for some reason it's what comes to mind.

      Okay, so some actual similes from around here:

      As wide as the Rio Grande

      As welcome as an outhouse breeze

      Grinning like a shit eating possum

      The wind is blowing like perfume through a prom

      A yellow as mustard, but without the bite.

      Scared as a sinner in a cyclone

      Sharp as a mashed potato.

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      Paula 

      6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Clive.....OMG, let's not go overboard! LOL. Love me that much...you might kill and old lady like me!!

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      Venkatachari M 

      6 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting and useful one. I find them much appealing and enhancing the attributes to narrate anything more perfectly.

      I find one more here... as hard as a rock.

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      @frank...As shaky as a milk shake

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 months ago from Shelton

      no milk shake ?

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Love you too Paula, I love you as deep as the ocean's floor.

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Ha ha, I like that one, as Nervous as a knocked up Nun. Thanks Flourish.

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      Paula 

      6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Gee, Thanks Clive....I love you too :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      6 months ago from USA

      Great list. As nervous as a knocked up nun... as busy as a cat covering shit on a cement floor. My great grandfather loved to use similies.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Eric. You are hurting the winds feelings. "You are as cold as ice"

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      LOL..no Frank...that is definitely not a smile.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 months ago from Shelton

      Her Booty brings your milkshake to the yard? is this one?

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Like pissing into the wind

      This was a great refresher course. I get metaphors, parables and similes all messed up.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Billy some would say as disgusting as a snot...but hey, each to his own...lol

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      Paula, your dad knows best. Thanks

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      Paula 

      6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Clive,,, You're as clever as a fox....cute as a button....& slick as grease. My Dad liked to tell me I could be as useful as a rubber crutch, sometimes! You are definitely entertaining!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I only have one to add: as slick as snot! lol

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