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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Strong as the mainstay of the laboring bark.
  Strong as Zeus.
            —Æschylus (E. B. Browning)
  Strong as an eagle.
  Strong as a Flander’s mare.
  Strong as hate.
  Strong as Hercules.
  Strong as mustard.
  Strong as an ox.
  Strong as the voice of Fate.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Strong as the spirit of the storm.
            —W. Wilfred Campbell
  Strong as beechwood in the blast.
            —Thomas Campbell
  Strong as bulls.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Strong as the Harz-rock, rooted in the depths of the world.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Strong as an host of armed Deities.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Strong as brandy.
            —George Farquhar
  As the lion strong.
            —Francis Fawkes
  Strong in silence as mysteries locked up in Jove’s own bosom.
            —John Ford
  Strong as earth’s first kings.
            —Fitz-Greene Halleck
  As strong as instinct.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Strong as the enginery that works the world.
            —James A. Hillhouse
  Stronger than thunder’s winged force.
  Strong as the wind.
            —Mary Johnston
  Strong as fire.
            —Charles Kingsley
  Strong as a jail.
            —Charles James Lever
  Strong as iron bands.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Strong as a storm.
            —James Macpherson
  Strong as a sea-swell.
            —Gerald Massey
  Strong as God.
            —Friedrich Nietzsche
  Strong as a young goat.
  Strong, like an iron chain.
  Strong as the devil himself.
            —François Rabelais
  Strong as Sampson.
            —François Rabelais
  Strong … as young Desire.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Strong as strong Ajax’s red right hand.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Strong as necessity.
            —Richard Savage
      Confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ.
            —William Shakespeare
  Strong as Pluto’s gates.
            —William Shakespeare
  Strong as the axletree.
            —William Shakespeare
  Strong as … rash gunpowder.
            —William Shakespeare
  Strong as a wild swan’s pinions.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Strong as grows the yearning of the blossom toward the fruit.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Strong as love.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Strong as the seas.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Strong as the worldwide sun.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Strong as sheer truth.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Strong as time.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Strong like fate.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Strong, and bold, and free as the milk-white foal of the Nedjidee.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Strong as death.
            —Old Testament
  Strong as iron.
            —Old Testament
  Strong as an oaken staff.
            —Henry Van Dyke
  As the deluge strong.
            —Isaac Watts
  Strong as a Monarch’s signet.
            —N. P. Willis
  Strong as guilty fear.
            —William Wordsworth

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