|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Near as two hapennies for a penny.|
| Near as one second is to another.|
| Near as the bark to [the] tree.|
William Camden (Remains)
| As neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote.|
| More near and near,|
Like doves about a dovecote, wheeling round.