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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Grand like Barbarossa’s beard.
  Grand as a victory.
  Grand as thought.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Grand as a Greek statue.
            —Robert Browning
  As grand as the world.
            —Joseph A. de Gobineau
  Grand as floor-walkers.
            —O. Henry
  Grand as the frigate on the wind.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Grand as the passion felt but never spoken.
            —Tracy Robinson
As though a distant singing sea broke on a tuneful strand.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
As any stone that decks a monarch’s hand.
            —Douglas B. W. Sladen
  Grand as doomsday and as grave.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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