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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Meek as a Madonna.
  Meek as a mouse.
  Meek as mustard.
  Meek as a violet.
  Meek as Moses.
  Meek as a matron in mantle gray.
            —Joanna Baillie
  Meek as the turtle-dove.
            —Robert Blair
  Meek as the man Moses.
            —William Cowper
  Meeke as is a mayde.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  As meke as ever was any lamb.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  As a lamb she sitteth meke and stille, as leef on lynde [Linden tree].
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Meek as any baby.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  As Hester meke.
            —John Lydgate
  Meek as a dove.
            —George Meredith
  Meek as gruel.
            —George Meredith
  Meek as the gentlest of those who in life’s sunny valley lie sheltered and warm.
            —Thomas Moore
  Meek as a saint.
            —Alexander Pope
  Meek as May.
            —Alexander Pope
  More meek than lambs.
  Meek, like a bankrupt beggar.
            —William Shakespeare
Shee meeker, kinder than
The turtle-dove or pelican.
            —George Wither
Leans meekly, like a flower
By the still river tempted from its stem
And on its bosom floating.
            —N. P. Willis
  Meek and patient as a sheathèd sword.
            —William Wordsworth
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