Definition of Likened

1. Verb. (past of liken) ¹



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Definition of Likened

1. liken [v] - See also: liken

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Likened

likeless
likelier
likelies
likeliest
likelihood
likelihood functions
likelihoods
likelily
likeliness
likelinesses
likely
likely story
likeminded
likemindedness
liken
likened (current term)
likeness
likenessed
likenesses
likenessing
likening
likens
liker
likers
likes
likest
liketh
likewake
likewakes
likewalk

Literary usage of Likened

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1. The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic by William Evans Burton (1859)
"Now, the different sorts of fire in the world may be likened unto the different persuasions of Christians in the world. In the first place we have the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"war likened them to the reports of heavy siege guns fired at frequent intervals during the night. From May 31 to the time of my visit, on June 6, ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"Knowing Nicol's fiery temper, he likened himself to ' a man travelling with a loaded blunderbuss at full cock' ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1841)
"He has likened the case to that of a party suing by attorney in the ordinary mode, and has referred to an authority to shew, that where an action is ..."

5. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"... XXV How true love is likened to summer. AND thus it passed on from Candlemass until after Easter, that the month of May was come, when every lusty heart ..."

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