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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Hateful as death.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Hateful to me as the gate of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
  Hateful as hell.
            —John Philips
  Hateful as Cocytus’ misty mouth.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hateful to me as the reek of a lime-kiln.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hateful as the grave.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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