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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Still (Adjective)
  Still as a church mouse.
  Still as a sheltered place when winds blow loud.
  Still as a tomb.
  Still as the stump of a tree.
  Still as a cat in a gutter.
            —Appius and Virginia
  Great thoughts are still as stars.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Still as one in sleep.
            —Alexander Barclay
  Still as a crow’s nest, in the ded ov winter.
            —Josh Billings
  Still as a log.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Still as a mouse.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  Still as a prostrate column.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  Still as a vision.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Still as when a silent mouth in frost
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Still as if spell-bound.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Still as the moonbeam.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Still as a statue.
            —Lord Byron
  Still as a summer noon.
            —Bliss Carman
  Stille as any stoone.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Sat stille, as if he were in a traunce.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  As stille as the dede were.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Still as a slave before his lord.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Still like leaves forged of heavy metal.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Still as old Chaos, before Motion’s birth.
            —Abraham Cowley
  Still as if struck with death.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
Still like a clock worn out with eating time,
The wheels of weary life at last stood still.
            —John Dryden
  Still as a graveyard.
            —O. Henry
  Still as tombstone.
  Still as salt.
            —William Dean Howells
  Still as a pool.
            —Victor Hugo
  Still as a rock set in the watery deep.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Dead-still as a marble man.
            —John Keats
  Still as children’s thoughts.
            —Thomas Killigrew
  Still as a chimney.
            —Charles Kingsley
  Still as beggars at the gate of greatness.
            —Rudyard Kipling
Silence stiller than the shore
Swept by Charon’s stealthy car.
            —Frederic L. Knowles
  Still as the moonlight.
            —George MacDonald
  Fall still as oak-leaves after frost.
            —George Meredith
  Still as an island stood our ship.
            —Richard Monckton Milnes
  Still as the Spring-tide comes.
            —Lewis Morris
                As still
As snowflakes fall upon the sod.
            —John Pierpont
  Still as a sow in beans.
            —Pedro Pineda (Spanish Dictionary)
  Still as the hour of death.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Still, as one who broods or grieves.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Still as the gleam of a star through the dark.
            —A. J. Ryan
  Still as a shadow.
            —Duncan. C. Scott
  Still as the grave.
            —William Shakespeare
  Still as a wavelet in a pool.
            —William Sharp
  Still as some far tropic sea where no winds murmur, nor waves be.
            —William Sharp
  Still as a brooding dove.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Still as clapper in a mill.
            —John Skelton
  Still as the gentle calm, when the hush’d wave no longer foams before the rapid storm.
            —Tobias Smollett
  Still as any stake.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Still as a ghostly lake.
            —Howard V. Sutherland
Still as fair shapes fixed on some wondrous wall
Of minster-aisle or cloister-close or hall
To take even time’s eye prisoner with delight.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Still as a stone.
            —Old Testament
  Still, like Sunday.
            —Mark Twain
  Still as an image of a boy in stone.
            —Theodore Watts-Dunton
  Still as the dawn.
            —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  Still as a picture.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Still as Eden ere the birth of man.
            —N. P. Willis
  Still as starlight.
            —N. P. Willis
As the mute swan that floats adown the stream.
            —William Wordsworth

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