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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Brilliant as a dream.
  Brilliant as Indian summer.
  Brilliant as the colors of the rainbow.
Brilliant, like chrysophrase glowing
Was my beautiful Rosalie Lee.
            —Thomas Holley Chivers
  Brilliant as a mirror.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Brilliant as altar fires.
            —Vedic Hymn
Brilliant as rain-drops, when the western sun
Sees his own miniature of beams in each.
            —James Montgomery
  Brilliant as stars.
  Brilliant, like transparent plates of mother-of-pearl.
            —Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
  As brilliant as a spangled dancing giri.
            —Alexander Smith
How brilliant and mirthful the light of her eye,
Like a star glancing out from the blue of the sky!
            —John Greenleaf Whittier

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