English - Etymology
English - Noun
A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation.
- 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series, ch. 6:
- 1869, Charles Dickens, The Uncommercial Traveller, ch. 18:
- 1901, Edith Wharton, The Valley of Decision, ch. 12:
- 1983, "How to Write Programs," Time, 3 Jan.:
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