|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.|
|Brilliant as rain-drops, when the western sun|
Sees his own miniature of beams in each.
| Brilliant as stars.|
| Brilliant, like transparent plates of mother-of-pearl.|
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
| As brilliant as a spangled dancing giri.|
|How brilliant and mirthful the light of her eye,|
Like a star glancing out from the blue of the sky!
John Greenleaf Whittier