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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Awful
 
  Awful as the negligence of woe.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Awful as justice.
            —George H. Boker
  2
  Awful as the last trump that shall proclaim to mankind the end of the world.
            —Anatole France
  3
  Awful as clouds that nurse the glowing storm.
            —Oliver Goldsmith
  4
  Awful as the thunder.
            —John M. Mason
  5
  Awful as a villain in a domestic melodrama.
            —Charles Selby
  6
  Awful as silence.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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