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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Blush
 
  Blush like an opal.
            —Anonymous
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  Blush like the heart of flame.
            —Henry W. Austin
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  Blushing like a wedding night.
            —Honoré de Balzac
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  I blushed like any rose.
            —T. H. Bayly
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  Blushing like a Worcestershire orchard before harvest.
            —Earl of Beaconsfield
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Blushing like the skies to crimson burning,
When Aurora Borealis fires her premises by night.
            —Ambrose Bierce
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Blushes, like the flushes upon high
When Aurora Borealis lights her circumpolar palace.
            —Ambrose Bierce
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  Blush like rose when Roland speaks.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Blushing like a sea-shell.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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  Blush’d like the waves of hell.
            —Lord Byron
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  Blushing, like a bride.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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  Blushes like a new-born flower.
            —Barry Cornwall
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  Blush as hot as June.
            —Barry Cornwall
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  Blush’d and smiled like a clear and rosy eventide.
            —Sir John Davies
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  Blusheth like the Indian ivory which is with dip of Tyrian purple dy’d.
            —Sir John Davies
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  Blushes as adorn the ruddy welkin or the purple morn.
            —John Dryden
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  Blushes like a red bull-calf.
            —A. B. Evans (Leicester Words, Phrases and Proverbs)
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  Make us blush like copper.
            —John Fletcher
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  Her cheek of beauty blushed like rose-bud in the rain.
            —James Hogg
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  Blushed like blood.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  A blush like sunrise o’er the rose.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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  Blushes like the birds of spring.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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  Blush as of opening flowers.
            —George P. Lathrop
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  Blush like the backside of a chimney.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
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  Blush like a sunset.
            —Alfred Henry Lewis
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  Blushes like a virgin.
            —Richard Lovelace
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  Blush as lovely as the dawn.
            —Samuel Lover
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  Blushing like the dogwood crimson in October.
            —George Meredith
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Blushed like timid daybreak when the dawn
Looms crimson on the night, and then again is withdrawn.
            —Thomas Miller
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  Blushing like a summer morning.
            —Baron Karl F. H. von Münchausen
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  Blushed like a girl fresh from school.
            —Sir Gilbert Parker
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  Blushing as in vintage-hours.
            —Thomas L. Peacock
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  Blush’d like a carnation.
            —Thomas L. Peacock
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  Blush like a banner bathed in slaughter.
            —James G. Percival
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  Blush like lads of seventeen.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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Blushes bright pass o’er her cheek,
But pure and pale as is the glow of sunset on a mountain peak,
Robed in eternal snow.
            —John Ruskin
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  Blushing, like some shy maiden in convent bred.
            —Sir Walter Scott
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  Blush … like a black dog, as the saying is.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Blushing like the perfumed morn.
            —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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  Blush like my waistcoat.
            —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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  Blushing like Aurora.
            —Tobias Smollett
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Blushed as with bloodless passion, and its hue
Was as the life and love of hearts on flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Blushes … as a young virgin on her wedding night.
            —Bayard Taylor
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  I blush as red as cochineal.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
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  Blushin as red as the Baldinsville skool house when it was fust painted.
            —Artemus Ward
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  A faint blush melting through the light of thy transparent cheek like a rose-leaf bathed in dew.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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