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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Proud
 
  Proud as a cock.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Proud as any prince.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Proud as a Government mule.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Proud as a king.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Proud as Lucifer.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Proud as a popinjay.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Proud as a Spanish Grandee.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Proud as a tiger-lily.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Proud as Juno.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Proud as Punch.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Proud as Sheba’s queen.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Proud as the man who got rich manufacturing soldiers’ shoes out of pasteboard instead of leather.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Proud as any queen.
            —George Barlow
  13
  Proud as the Pope behind the peacock-fans.
            —Robert Browning
  14
  Proud as a freeborn peasant.
            —Lord Byron
  15
  Proud as a peacock.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  16
  Proud as Gascon.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  17
  Proud as all the Guzmans put together.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  18
  Proud as a peer.
            —Bret Harte
  19
  Proud as a young bull.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  20
  Proud as a hen with one chicken.
            —B. Lowsley
  21
  Proud as the day is long.
            —John Lyly
  22
  Proud as a lion when passion-stirred.
            —Edwin Markham
  23
Proud as waves that on the beach
Lay their war-crests down and die.
            —Thomas Moore
  24
  Proud as an emperor.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  25
  Proud as a lord’s bastard.
            —English Proverb
  26
  As proud as a Highlander.
            —Scottish Proverb
  27
  Proud as an empress on her marriage-day.
            —Charles Sangster
  28
  Proud as a boy with a brand-new top.
            —John G. Saxe
  29
  Proud as an enjoyer.
            —William Shakespeare
  30
  Proud as a child who will what he would.
            —Arthur Symons
  31
  Proud as the Bourbons.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
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