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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Firm as the shaft that props the towering dome.
  Firm as the solid base of this great world.
            —Mark Akenside
  Firm as adamant.
  Firm as a mountain.
  Firm as the granite base of Mount Washington.
  Firm as the iron hills.
  Firm as the budding fruit.
  Firm as well-cured olives.
  Stand firm like a rock.
            —Marcus Aurelius
  Firm as butchers.
            —Francis Bacon
  Firm as the heart of a mountain.
            —Ambrose Bierce
  Firm in his sinew as the hind leg of a stag.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Firmer than heaven and earth.
            —John Bunyan
  Firm as a fortress.
            —Lord Byron
  Held firm, like a wall of rock.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Firm-founded, like the bamboo’s clamping roots.
  Firm as Sparta’s king.
            —Sir Francis Doyle
  Rock firm as facts.
            —Thomas Hardy
  Firm as the band that clasps the antlered spoil.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Firm as the rooted mountain rock.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Firm as Atlas.
            —Robert Jephson
  Firm as steel.
            —Virginia W. Johnson
  Firm as the tread of lions.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Firm as the oak on rocky heights.
            —Edward Lovibond
  Firm as Nature’s self.
            —James Russell Lowell
  Firm as a pillar.
            —George Meredith
  Hands firm as driven stakes.
            —George Meredith
  Firm as the poles, or earth, which never move.
            —George Sandys
  Firm as faith.
            —William Shakespeare
  Firm as rocky mountains.
            —William Shakespeare
  Firm as the world’s centre.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Firm as dust and fixed as shadows.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Firm as a stone.
            —Old Testament
  As virtue, firm.
            —William Thomson
  Firm as the fabled throne of Grecian Jove.
            —William Thomson
  Firm as the castle’s feudal roof.
            —Thomas Warton
  As firm as rock in ocean.
            —William Whitehead
  Firm as the chain of rocks which guard the strand.
            —William Wilkie
Firm and unflinching, as the lighthouse reared
On the Island-rock.
            —William Wordsworth
  Firm as solid crystal.
            —William Wordsworth
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