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- Come together as inevitably as the key to the magnet —Hugh Walpole
- Converge like pulsars —Diane Ackerman
- Face each other [across table] like partners at bridge —Thomas Pynchon
- Like driftwood spars, which meet and pass upon the boundless ocean-plain, so on the sea of life, alas, man meets man, meets and quits again —Matthew Arnold
- Like mountain streams we meet and part, each living in the other’s heart —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
- Like two doomed ships that pass in storm we had crossed each other’s way —Oscar Wilde
The simile, from The Ballad of Reading Goal, concludes as follows: “But we made no sign, we said no word, we had no word to say.”
- Met [briefly] … like a couple of trucks, side-swiping each other —Robert E. Sherwood
- Meet like enemy generals, knocking your sabers against the table, bluffing each other —Scott Spencer
- There are some meetings in life so useful, so truly wonderful, that they seem like visible interventions of Providence —Ernest Hello
Similes Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1988 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.