Reference > Quotations > Frank J. Wilstach, comp. > A Dictionary of Similes
Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Simple as A. B. C. Anonymous  1
  Simple as a Greek temple.
  Simple as a nun’s prayer.
  Simple as a schoolboy’s logic.
  Simple as a squash.
  Simple as rolling off a log.
  Simple as the choice of Hercules between virtue and vice.
  Simple as a child.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Simple as the flowers in the field.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Simple as milking.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Simple as playful lamb.
            —Robert Bloomfield
  Symple as byrde in bouer.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Symple as dowve of tree.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  As simple as a saint might bathe in lakes of prayer.
            —Richard Hovey
  Simple as miracles always are after they are wrought.
            —F. W. H. Myers
  Simpler than the infancy of truth.
            —William Shakespeare
  Simple as breath.
            —Arthur Symons
  Simple as a snow-drop.
            —Elizabeth S. P. Ward

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.