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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Serious
 
  Serious as a philosopher.
            —Miles P. Andrews
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  Serious as an owl.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Serious as a portmanteau.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Serious as a doctor.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  4
  Serious … as one would whisper that a lion’s near.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Serious as the fifth act of a tragedy.
            —Joseph Jefferson
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  Serious as taxes.
            —George Henry Lewes
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  Serious as a pope.
            —Francisque Sarcey
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