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The total number of similes in the bank is: 77


The most common keywords are:

Similes are classified by keywords. Briefly, the keyword is usually an adjective that appears in the first part of the phrase. For example, in "happy as a clam," "happy" is the keyword. For more info on classification, click here. down arrow

Click here to contribute your favorite similes to the bank.

There are three ways to find a simile in the bank:

2. Click on a topic below and get a list of keywords from that category. Note that some keywords are hard to categorize, and many fall into the "miscellaneous" bin, making this method of finding a simile a little tricky.

Attractiveness Personality traits
Desires/needs Physical properties
Emotions Sanity
Intelligence Thermal
Miscellaneous Velocity

1. Begin typing a keyword here: If the keyword exists in the bank, it will show up in the list and you can select it and click "Go" to find similes using that keyword.

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3. Click here for an exhaustive alpha­betized list of keywords that have made it into the bank so far. Might take a moment to load.