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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Beautiful
 
  Beautiful as a remembered single line of perfect poetry.
            —John Albee
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  Beautiful as a chemical blonde.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Beautiful as Adonis.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Beautiful as a sunset.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Beautiful as the dawn.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Beautiful as the face of a young Greek god.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Beautiful as the seraph’s dream.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Beautiful as Zenobia.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Beautiful as the bough of the myrobalan.
            —Arabian Nights
  9
  Darkly beautiful as death.
            —Philip James Bailey
  10
  Beautiful as a saint.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  11
  Beautiful as the day.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  12
  A note as beautiful as a thread of light.
            —Gustavo A. Becquér
  13
  Beautiful as the curtain of Soloman.
            —Saint Bernard
  14
  Beautiful as fire.
            —Ambrose Bierce
  15
            Beautiful as ever looked
From white clouds in a dream.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  16
  Beautiful as Absalom.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17
  Beautiful as a feather in one’s cap.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  18
  Beauteous as a summer’s morn.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  19
  Beautiful as April rains.
            —William Cowper
  20
  Beautiful as heaven.
            —John Day
  21
  Beautiful as noon-day.
            —Charles Dickens
  22
  Beautiful as a rainbow.
            —John Dryden
  23
  Beautiful as a dying maid.
            —Ebenezer Elliott
  24
  Beautiful as is the rose in June.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  25
  Beautiful … as childhood’s dream.
            —Frederick William Faber
  26
  Beautiful as one of the swinging figures on a Greek vase.
            —Frank Harris
  27
  Beautiful as a fairy palace.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  28
  Beautiful as spring.
            —Gerard T. Hopkins
  29
  Beautiful as a Houri borne off from the Garden of the Seventh Heaven.
            —Jm
  30
  Beautiful as the vernal willow.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
  31
  Beautiful,… like a fairy pageant floating for a pastime on the tide.
            —Edward. C. Jones
  32
  Beautiful as angels.
            —Jean Jules Jusserand
  33
  Beautiful as an oriole.
            —John Keats
  34
  Beautiful as May.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  35
  Beautiful as morning.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  36
            Beautiful as feet of friend
Coming with welcome at our journey’s end.
            —James Russell Lowell
  37
  Beautiful like the Moon.
            —Mahabharata
  38
                Beautiful
As was bright Lucifer before his fall.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  39
  Beautiful as dawn in Heaven.
            —Gerald Massey
  40
  Beautiful as Dian’s face.
            —James Montgomery
  41
  As beautiful as sorceress.
            —Ouida
  42
  As beautiful as ’twere a dewy flower.
            —George D. Prentice
  43
  Beautiful as youth.
            —Dollie Radford
  44
  Beautiful as an Olympian divinity.
            —George Rose
  45
  Beautiful as a piece of chalk cliff.
            —John Ruskin
  46
  Beautiful as pine bridges over Alpine streams.
            —John Ruskin
  47
  Her face as beautiful as though the rays of Paradise were there.
            —Sadi
  48
        Beautiful as sky and earth,
When Autumn’s sun is downward going.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  49
  Beauteous as the silver moon.
            —William Wordsworth
  50
  Beautiful as heaven.
            —William Wordsworth
  51
  Beauteous as the sun.
            —Edward Young
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