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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Proud as a cock.
  Proud as any prince.
  Proud as a Government mule.
  Proud as a king.
  Proud as Lucifer.
  Proud as a popinjay.
  Proud as a Spanish Grandee.
  Proud as a tiger-lily.
  Proud as Juno.
  Proud as Punch.
  Proud as Sheba’s queen.
  Proud as the man who got rich manufacturing soldiers’ shoes out of pasteboard instead of leather.
  Proud as any queen.
            —George Barlow
  Proud as the Pope behind the peacock-fans.
            —Robert Browning
  Proud as a freeborn peasant.
            —Lord Byron
  Proud as a peacock.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Proud as Gascon.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Proud as all the Guzmans put together.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  Proud as a peer.
            —Bret Harte
  Proud as a young bull.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Proud as a hen with one chicken.
            —B. Lowsley
  Proud as the day is long.
            —John Lyly
  Proud as a lion when passion-stirred.
            —Edwin Markham
Proud as waves that on the beach
Lay their war-crests down and die.
            —Thomas Moore
  Proud as an emperor.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Proud as a lord’s bastard.
            —English Proverb
  As proud as a Highlander.
            —Scottish Proverb
  Proud as an empress on her marriage-day.
            —Charles Sangster
  Proud as a boy with a brand-new top.
            —John G. Saxe
  Proud as an enjoyer.
            —William Shakespeare
  Proud as a child who will what he would.
            —Arthur Symons
  Proud as the Bourbons.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
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