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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Blind
 
  Blind as a bank director.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Blind as a bat.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Blind as a white cat with a blue eye.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Blind as Cupid.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Blind as the blue skies after sunset.
            —Philip James Bailey
  5
  Blind as ignorance.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  6
  Blind as moles.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  7
  Blind as the fool’s heart.
            —Robert Browning
  8
                Blind
Ay, as a man would be inside the sun,
Delirious with the plentitude of life.
            —Robert Browning
  9
  Blind as fortune.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10
  Blind as the blindworm.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  11
  Blind as a brickbat.
            —Charles Dickens
  12
  Blind as the Cyclop.
            —John Dryden
  13
  Blindness acts like a dam, sending the streams of thought backward along the already-traveled channels, and hindering the course onward.
            —George Eliot
  14
  Blind as death itself.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  15
  His eye is blind as that of a potato.
            —Thomas Hood
  16
  Blind as inexperience.
            —Victor Hugo
  17
  Blind as a beetle.
            —Ben Jonson
  18
  Blind as a woman in love.
            —Ninon de L’Enclos
  19
  Blind as one that hath been found drunk a seven-night.
            —Thomas Middleton
  20
  Blind as justice.
            —Mary Russell Mitford
  21
  Blind as hooded falcons.
            —Thomas Moore
  22
            Blind as he who closes
His eyes to the light and will not have it shine.
            —Lewis Morris
  23
  Like fortune in her frenzy, blind.
            —Sarah W. Morton
  24
  Blind as the song of birds.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  25
  Blind as love.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Blind as moonless night.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  27
  Blind and stark as though the snows made numb all sense within it.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  28
  Blind as a pilot beaten blind with foam.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  29
  Blind as glass.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  30
  Blind as grief.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Blind as the night.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  32
                Blind and vain
As rain-stars blurred and marred by rain
To wanderers on a moonless main
Where night and day seem dead.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Blind as any noonday owl.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Blind like tragic masks of stone.
            —James Thomson
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