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figure of speech in which two fundamentally unlike things are explicitly compared, usually in a phrase introduced by like or as.

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The part of speech (or word class) that is used to name or identify a person, place, thing, quality, or action.

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a. The part of speech that expresses existence, action, or occurrence in most languages. b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, as be, run, or conceive.

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The part of speech that modifies a noun or other substantive by limiting, qualifying, or specifying and distinguished in English morphologically by one of several suffixes, such as -able, -ous, -er, and -est, or syntactically by position directly preceding a noun or nominal phrase. 2. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as white in the phrase a white house.

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