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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Meek
 
  Meek as a Madonna.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Meek as a mouse.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Meek as mustard.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Meek as a violet.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Meek as Moses.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Meek as a matron in mantle gray.
            —Joanna Baillie
  6
  Meek as the turtle-dove.
            —Robert Blair
  7
  Meek as the man Moses.
            —William Cowper
  8
  Meeke as is a mayde.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  9
  As meke as ever was any lamb.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  10
  As a lamb she sitteth meke and stille, as leef on lynde [Linden tree].
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  11
  Meek as any baby.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  12
  As Hester meke.
            —John Lydgate
  13
  Meek as a dove.
            —George Meredith
  14
  Meek as gruel.
            —George Meredith
  15
  Meek as the gentlest of those who in life’s sunny valley lie sheltered and warm.
            —Thomas Moore
  16
  Meek as a saint.
            —Alexander Pope
  17
  Meek as May.
            —Alexander Pope
  18
  More meek than lambs.
            —Theocritus
  19
  Meek, like a bankrupt beggar.
            —William Shakespeare
  20
Shee meeker, kinder than
The turtle-dove or pelican.
            —George Wither
  21
Leans meekly, like a flower
By the still river tempted from its stem
And on its bosom floating.
            —N. P. Willis
  22
  Meek and patient as a sheathèd sword.
            —William Wordsworth
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