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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Grave
 
  Grave as an old gate-post.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Grave as Pascal.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Grave, as the manner of noble men is.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3
  Grave as a judge.
            —Charles Dickens
  4
  Grave as an organ.
            —Charles Dickens
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  Grave and thoughtful as rich mourners.
            —Diogenes Laertius
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  Grave as actors do in Lent.
            —Pierce Egan
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  Grave as a mourning hearse.
            —Pierce Egan
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  Grave as Libanius, slumbering o’er the laws.
            —Elijah Fenton
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  Grave as saints.
            —Jean Jules Jusserand
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  As grave as Porcius Cato when he met with a repulse which he had never expected nor dreamt of.
            —Marcellinus
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  Grave as an eye dwelling on blood.
            —George Meredith
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  Grave as a judge.
            —Poor Robin’s Almanack
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                Grave
As the unwilling herald of the king.
            —Arthur Symons
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  Grave as from a funeral.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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