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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Glorious
 
  Glorious as a victory for the victor.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Glorious as when Pericles ruled over Athens.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Glorious as the sun.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  3
  Glorious … as spreads before us the sky’s unspeakable blue.
            —Mary Geoghegan
  4
  Glorious as the morning star of heaven.
            —Robert Greene
  5
  As glorious as the portal of the sun.
            —Robert Greene
  6
  Glorious as a heavenly promise.
            —G. T. Hill
  7
  Glorious as the rainbow’s birth.
            —Gerald Massey
  8
  Glorious as the Spring.
            —Philip Massinger
  9
  Glorious as a midnight star.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  10
  Glorious as purple twilight.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  11
                Thou art
As glorious to this night, being o’er my head,
As is a winged messenger of heaven
Unto the white-upturned wondering eyes
Of mortals.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Sweet and glorious as compassion.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  13
  Glorious as the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  14
  Rose glorious as with gleam of gold unpriced.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  15
Glorious as if a glimpse were given
Within the western gates of heaven.
            —Celia Thaxter
  16
  Glorious as unclouded May.
            —John Tobin
  17
  Glorious as the new-built town.
            —Edmund Waller
  18
Glorious, like the seer-seen angel
Standing in the sun.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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