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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Wide as a barn door.
  Wide as the poles asunder.
  Wide stretching as the earth.
  As wide as land.
            —Alfred Austin
  Wide as the sea’s perpetual flow.
            —Herbert Bates
  Wide as night is wide.
            —Wilfred Campbell
  Wide as the mouth of a wallet.
            —Thomas Dekker
  Wide as Shakespeare’s soul.
            —Sydney Dobell
  Wide-awake as mice.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Wide as hope.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Wide as the unbridged gulf that yawns between the rich man and the beggar.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  As wide as the world is.
            —William Langland
  Wide as a church door.
            —Thomas Otway
  Wide as life.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Wide as woe.
            —William Watson
  Wide as human thought.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Wide as the difference between death and life.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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