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Bassett remembered that at the time, in lucid moments, he had likened himself to a wounded bull pursued by plains' coyotes too cowardly to battle with him for the meat of him, yet certain of the inevitable end of him when they would be full gorged.
He could not express what he felt, and to himself he likened himself to a sailor, in a strange ship, on a dark night, groping about in the unfamiliar running rigging.
This earth looked spectral, and so did the pale stars: while the cold eastern glare, expressionless as to heat or colour, with the eye of the firmament quenched, might have been likened to the stare of the dead.
Perhaps it was so likened by the lonely Bargeman, standing on the brink of the lock.
The walls around it were so gigantic, and everything about it was on so mighty a scale that it was belittled, by contrast, to what I have likened it to--a cozy and carpeted parlor.
I may add that they say the author left it on record that he likened their friendship to that of Nisus and Euryalus, and Pylades and Orestes; and if that be so, it may be perceived, to the admiration of mankind, how firm the friendship must have been between these two peaceful animals, shaming men, who preserve friendships with one another so badly.
Reuters) LONDON: A UK primary school head who tried to ban the hijab has been likened to Adolf Hitler in a spoof video.
In an online interview, the former first minister likened the Better Together campaign to a "racket" trying to con people.
So I wonder what he would say to my mother-in-law who nursed in Africa in the 1950s and 1960s and, on a recent visit to us in Almondbury, likened the sensation of driving up Sharp Lane to that of driving on the dirt roads in Africa 60 years ago.
5 ( ANI ): English singer Morrissey has sparked outrage after he likened eating animals to paedophilia.
Tom Cruise has denied allegations that he likened his acting career to a soldier fighting in Afghanistan.
WOMEN'S drinking was so bad during the First World War that critics likened them to prostitutes, researchers have found.