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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Smile (Noun)
  The smiles of his dark-blue eyes sparkle like the sea when first lighted up by the rays of the sun.
  Smiles and tears, like sunshine and rain, are necessary for the development of life.
  Smiled, as mountains smile to see the spring.
            —Ancient Ballad of Hindustan
  Her smiles were like the glowing sunshine.
            —Serbian Ballad
  Her smile was like a summer morn.
            —Robert Burns
  Smile as gay as th’ sun o’ th’ May.
            —Alice Cary
Charming smiles thy beauteous face adorn,
As May’s white blossoms gaily deck the thorn.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  Smiles … sweet as the flow’rs in bloom of spring array’d.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  A smile as fine as wine.
            —Frederick S. Cozzens
  ’Twould force a misanthrope to hang a smile upon his lip, as dewdrop on a thorn.
            —Michael Field
  Smile like the bloom of the morning.
            —Edward Octavus Flagg
Smiles, like meteors of the night,
Just give one flash of momentary light.
            —Walter Harte
  Smiles as thick on rosy lips as ripples on the sea.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  A grim smile, like lion that has found a way of exit.
            —Victor Hugo
  Smile like morning gold.
            —Victor Hugo
  Her smile was such as a sultan might, in a blissful and fond moment, bestow on a slave his gold gems had enriched.
            —Victor Hugo
  Her smile grateful as the dissolution of the ice.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
  Wan smiles flickered, like the northern dawn, across her worn cheeks’ ice-field.
            —Charles Kingsley
He strove to clothe his agony in smiles,
Which he would force up in his poor pale cheeks,
Like ill-timed guests that had no proper dwelling there.
            —Charles Lamb
  The smiles which play on my cheek in public are to my heart as moonbeams falling on some rock of ice; they shine, but warm not.
            —Matthew Gregory Lewis
  Capacious … smile, like the exaggerated reflection of a concave mirror.
            —Samuel Lover
  A half smile, like the moonlight of laughter, dawned on her face.
            —George MacDonald
  Her smile as sunshine on a ripening land.
            —Gerald Massey
  Its smile is as a thankful hymn.
            —Gerald Massey
Her smile—it was like the golden wine
Poured in the spirit, as in a cup.
            —Owen Meredith
  Thy smiles, like sunflowers in the golden light they love.
            —Henry Hart Milman
  Childhood … smiles, like glimpses of heaven.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
  Smile like sunlight in a rippling sea.
            —Lewis Morris
  Her smile is like the noon-splendor of a day of June.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  As a meteor bright,
  As a comet bright,
Was her smile of pearl and spray.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  How like the dewdrops on a drooping flower are smiles from gentle eyes.
            —John G. Saxe
  Smiles, which spread like radiance from the cloud-surrounded moon.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  A half smile hovering round her happy lips like a bright butterfly around a flower.
            —Alexander Smith
  Smile … like sunshine opening through a shower in vernal skies.
            —Robert Southey
                A smile
Sweet as good Angels wear when they present
Their mortal charge before the throne of Heaven.
            —Robert Southey
  Smile, it was like sunshine in a shady place.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
                Crimson smile,
Like seas hid by a meadow-land.
            —Trumbull Stickney
  Smiles more sweet than flowers.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  A smile that was like sunrise on a sea strewn with wreckage.
            —Edith Wharton
Her smile is as a listening child’s
Who hears its mother’s call.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  A smile which cheered—like the breaking day.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
A smile as joyous, frank, and innocent
As that with which a babe awakes from sleep.
            —Sarah Williams
  Around the lips a smile played like the shadow of a silver cloud upon a sunlit stream.
            —James. C. Wilson
  A smile … as sleeps a sunbeam on a stone.
            —William Winter
  An innocent smile, like a sunbeam kissing a velvet rose.
            —William Winter

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