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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Dear as the land to shipwrecked mariner.
  Dear as her mother holds her infant’s grave.
  Dear as the nurtured thrill of joy.
            —Robert Burns
  Dear—as his native song to Exile’s ears.
            —Lord Byron
  Dear as fairy fable.
            —Madison Cawein
  Dear as liberty.
  Dear as the soul o’er thy memory sobbing.
            —James G. Clark
  Dear as freedom is.
            —William Cowper
  Dear as a child’s curling fingers.
            —Olive Tilford Dargan
  As dear as to the lover the smile of a gentle maid.
            —Bartholomew Dowling
  Dear, as the apple to thine eye.
            —Timothy Dwight
  As dear to me as my own right hand.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
Dear, as the light that visits these sad eyes;
Dear, as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.
            —Thomas Gray
  Dear as his eyeball.
            —Thomas Heywood
  Dear as these mine eyes.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  Dear as light.
            —Hannah More
  Dear as the vital stream that feeds my heart.
            —Hannah More
  Dear as the vital warmth that feeds my life.
            —Thomas Otway
  Dear as my finger.
            —William Shakespeare
  As dear to me as life itself.
            —William Shakespeare
  Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty.
            —William Shakespeare
As human heart to human heart may be.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
As dear to me as are the ruddy drops
That visit my sad heart.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Dear as remember’d kisses after death.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Dear as the visions of the promised bride lighted by love.
            —C. P. Wilson
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