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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Mute
 
  Mute as a funeral procession.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Mute as a poker.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Mute as death.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Mute as fate.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Mute as Mumchance, who was hanged for saying nothing.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Mute as the Tiber.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Mute as fishes.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  7
  Mute as mice.
            —Emily Brontë
  8
  Mute as snow.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9
  Mute as the dead.
            —Thomas Campbell
  10
  Mute, like one who pondered on strange and unaccountable events.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  11
  Mute as the grave.
            —Abraham Cowley
  12
  Mute as the wine we drink.
            —Bartholomew Dowling
  13
  As mute as the tomb.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  14
  As mute and motionless as statues.
            —Oliver Goldsmith
  15
  Stood mute as silence was in Heaven.
            —John Milton
  16
  Soldiers … as mute as on parade.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  17
  Mute, like a flame.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  18
  Mute as if I tongueless were.
            —George Sandys
  19
  Mute as fox’s ’mongst mangling hounds.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  20
  Mute as the grave.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  21
  As mute as Pygmalion.
            —James Smith
  22
  Mute as a maiden.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  23
  Mute as the mouth which felt death’s wave o’erflow it.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  24
  As mute as Jedoro Tower.
            —William Wordsworth
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