List of Simile Sentences
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
- It fits like a Glove.
- As white as Snow
- As hot as Hell.
- As tall as a Giraffe
- As mean as Miser
- As light as a feather
- As cool as a cucumber
- As innocent as a Lamb
- As common as Nails
- As brave as a Lion
- As coward as a Mice
- As bright as a Button
- As innocent as a Baby
- As Blind as a Bat
- As Bold as Brass
- As black as Coal
- As Sweet as Honey
- As busy as a Bee
- As angry as a Bull, Wasp
- As cunning as a Fox
- As dumb as a doorknob, Rock
- As Ugly as Sin
- As stubborn as a Mule
- As wise as a Owl
- As noisy as a Cricket
- As pure as Snow, Gold
- As Pretty as a Picture
- As Hungry as Pig, Horse, Bear
- As Fat as a Cow, Pig
- As pitiless as the Sun
- As wide as the Sky
- As tiny as a Mouse
- As Still as a Statue
- As Talkative as a Parrot, Magpie
- As Slow as a Snail, Turtle, Sloth, Molasses.
- As strong as a Lion, Bear, Horse
- As fast as lightening
- As easy as Pie, ABC, 123
- As proud as a Peacock
- As deaf as a Post
- As quick as Silver, Fox, Lightening
- As clean as a Whistle
- As flat as a Pancake
- As smooth as Ice
- As thick as Thieves
- As mischievous as a Monkey
- As tender as a Shepherd, Chicken
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.
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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