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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Tender
 
  Tender as a bud.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Tender as a capon.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Tender as a woman.
            —Anonymous
  3
  As tender as the murmur of the rain when great clouds gather.
            —Edwin Arnold
  4
  Tender as the midnight moon.
            —Alfred Austin
  5
Buds tenderly …
Like a smile striving with a wrinkled face.
            —Robert Browning
  6
  He is as tender of his clothes, as a coward is of his flesh, and as loath to have them disordered.
            —Samuel Butler
  7
  Tender light, like the first moonrise of midnight.
            —Lord Byron
  8
  Tender as April twilight.
            —Bliss Carman
  9
  Tendre as dewe of flouer.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  10
  Tendre as is a chicke.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  11
  Tender as a fond young lover’s dream.
            —John Cunningham
  12
  Tender as a lamb.
            —Charles Dickens
  13
  Tender as russet crimson dropt on snows.
            —Jean Ingelow
  14
  Tender as the breast of a mother.
            —Robert G. Ingersoll
  15
  Tender as a summer night.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  16
  Tender, as if it twinned with sorrow.
            —Henry Mackenzie
  17
  Tender as a summer heaven.
            —Gerald Massey
  18
  Tender, like a mother’s dream of her child.
            —George Meredith
  19
  Tender as a woman when wounds should be staunched for the broken and ruined and routed.
            —Richard Realf
  20
  Tender as dawn’s first hill-fire.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  21
  Tender as infancy and grace.
            —William Shakespeare
  22
  Tender as a youthful mother’s joy.
            —Robert Southey
  23
  Tender as a hurt bird’s note.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  24
  Tender as tears.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  25
  Tender as sun-smitten dew.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  26
  Tender as the inside of the eyelid.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  27
  Tender as love’s tear when youth and beauty die.
            —William Winter
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