The tufted head or umbel is likened by Pliny to a thyrsus.
The country may be likened to a steep and gigantic staircase leading to a broad and level land lying beyond its borders.
Many men have been likened to it, but few deserve that honor.
As an orator his eloquence has been likened to that of both Bossuet and Vergniaud, but it had neither the polish of the old 17th century bishop nor the flashes of genius of the young Girondin.
In brief parables the kingdom of God is likened to a mustardseed and to leaven.