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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Bright
 
  Bright as fair sunshine after winter’s storms.
            —Æschylus
  1
  Bright as a blister.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Bright as a dollar.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Bright as a new penny.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Bright as a pewter pot.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Bright as at Creation’s day.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Bright as fairies that in a sunbeam dance.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Bright as Japanese bronze.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Bright as new silver.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Bright as saucepans.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Bright as Sharon’s rose.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Bright as sunshine on the sea.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Bright as the captain’s cabin of a man-of-war.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Bright was her soul as Dian’s crest.
            —Anonymous
  14
  Bright as fullest moon in blackest air.
            —Arabian Nights
  15
  Bright as though a moon of the fourteenth night.
            —Arabian Nights
  16
  Bright as a beach in the moonlight.
            —Alfred Austin
  17
  Bright as the great stream of stars which flows through heaven.
            —Philip James Bailey
  18
  Bright like night with stars.
            —Philip James Bailey
  19
  Bright, like river gold.
            —Philip James Bailey
  20
  Bright as midnight’s brightest eyes.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  21
  Bright, as Moerice-Queens in June.
            —A. H. Beesly
  22
                Bright within
As when from the sky there shines unclouded heaven’s candle.
            —Beowulf
  23
  Bright as an iceberg.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  24
  Brighter than the sun through wheat.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  25
  As bright as the waves of a rill.
            —George H. Boker
  26
  Bright as the rippling ocean in sunshine.
            —Robert Bridges (English)
  27
  Bright as icicles about a laurel-tree.
            —Maria G. Brooks
  28
  Bright as Paphia’s eyes.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  29
  Bright, like a flash of sunlight.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  30
  Bright as the bow that spans the morn.
            —Thomas Campbell
  31
  Bright as day.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  32
  Bright as stars in winter.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  33
As rody and bright as doth the yonge sonne
That in the ram is foure degrees ronne.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  34
  Bright as joy.
            —Hartley Coleridge
  35
Bright as the moon she shone, with silver light,
And charmed his sense with wonder and delight.
            —William Congreve
  36
  Bright as truth.
            —Barry Cornwall
  37
  Bright as orient morn.
            —William Cowper
  38
  Bright as innocence.
            —John Day
  39
  Bright as a flame.
            —Daniel Defoe
  40
  Bright as sunset.
            —Lord De Tabley
  41
  Bright as Apollo’s breastplate.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  42
  Bright as May-day’s morn.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  43
  Bright as the pastures of the sun.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  44
  Shone as bright as sea-foam sparkling on a moonlit night.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  45
  Bright as Heav’n.
            —Wentworth Dillon
  46
  Bright and steady as a sunbeam.
            —Dr. John Doran
  47
  Bricht as chrysolite.
            —Gawain Douglas
  48
  Bright as goodness.
            —John Dryden
  49
  Bright as Lucifer.
            —William Dunbar
  50
Bright and barren as the sea,
Bare of sorrow, bare of glee.
            —Frederick William Faber
  51
  Bright … as all the flowers of May.
            —Francis Fawkes
  52
  Bright as Phœbus.
            —Francis Fawkes
  53
  Bright as live coals in the gloom.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  54
  Bright as the breaking east.
            —John Fletcher
  55
  Bright as any star in heaven.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  56
  Bright as at creation’s day.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  57
  Bright as before the day-star will appear.
            —James Hammond
  58
  Bright as the visions of youth.
            —Thomas Kibble Hervey
  59
  Bright as the jewels of the seven-starr’d crown.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  60
                Bright
As the resplendent cactus of the night
That floods the gloom with fragrance and with light.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  61
  Bright as noon in a conservatory of smoked glass.
            —Ernest William Hornung
  62
  Bright as a beacon.
            —Victor Hugo
  63
                Bright,
Most like a fleet of stars that southing go.
            —Jean Ingelow
  64
  Brycht as gold.
            —James the First
  65
  Bright as ruddy meteors through the sky.
            —Robert Jephson
  66
  Bright as the lily of the vale.
            —Sir William Jones
  67
  Bright as the bow of Iris.
            —John Keats
  68
  Bright as the humming-bird’s green diadem.
            —John Keats
  69
  Bright as the gold-sparks that glisten and quiver at morning or eve, on the breast of the river.
            —E. M. Kelly
  70
  Bright as an opium-eater’s dream.
            —Charles Kingsley
  71
  Bright as Hope’s first smile.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  72
  Bright as autumn’s fleecy clouds with golden glittering lightning decked.
            —Lays of Ancient India
  73
  Bright as a button.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
  74
  Bright, like a fire-flash that crosses the depth of the night.
            —Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  75
  Bright as living coal.
            —Camille Lemonnier
  76
  Bright as the argent-horned mornes.
            —Richard Lovelace
  77
  Bright as the ruby’s blaze.
            —Samuel Lover
  78
  As bright as glow-worms in the night.
            —John Lyly
  79
  Bright as the sunbeam of the morning.
            —Evan MacColl
  80
  Bright as musky moss-rose summer’s sun.
            —George Mac-Henry
  81
  Bright as the dimpled smiles that spring enwreath.
            —George Mac-Henry
  82
  As bright as dewdrops in the sun.
            —Charles Mackay
  83
  Bright like the moon when the stars are dimm’d with her blaze.
            —Ewen Maclachan
  84
  Bright as the sunbeam’s light.
            —Denis Florence McCarthy
  85
  Bright as new pottery.
            —Maurice Maeterlinck
  86
  Bright as the Burning Bush of Moses.
            —James. C. Mangan
  87
  Bright as beams of Paradise.
            —Mary E. Mannix
  88
                Orange bright,
Like golden lamps in a green night.
            —Andrew Marvell
  89
  Bright as orb that gives the day.
            —William Mason
  90
  Rose-bright as a star dipped in sunset.
            —Owen Meredith
  91
  As bright as a spot of June day sunshine on the grass.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
  92
  Bright as Minerva’s yellow hair.
            —Thomas Moore
  93
  Bright, like common things, glorified in love’s light.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  94
  Bright as an angel new dropt from the sky.
            —Thomas Parnell
  95
  Bright, as from blessed place.
            —Stephen Phillips
  96
  Bright as the star of morn.
            —Robert Pollok
  97
  Bright as the rising sun, in summer’s day.
            —Alexander Pope
  98
  Bright as the star that fires autumnal skies.
            —Alexander Pope
  99
  Bright, as visions of expiring maids.
            —Alexander Pope
  100
                Bright
As golden morning’s flashing light.
            —W. H. Prideaux
  101
  Bright as the sun.
            —François Rabelais
  102
  Bright as the crimson glow when love first sends a missive to a maiden.
            —C. D. Raymer
  103
  Bright as a cloud in the sunset air.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  104
  Bright as an opening rose fresh with dew.
            —Charles Reade
  105
  Bright as the sunset’s glow.
            —Laura E. Richards
  106
  Bright as the light of her glorious eyes.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  107
  His smile as bright as the midst of May when the truce-bird pipes.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  108
  As bright as the morning sun.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  109
  Bright as the golden poppy is that the beach breeds for the surf to kiss.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  110
  Bright as a new bell.
            —W. Clark Russell
  111
  Bright as all between cloudless skies and windless streams.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  112
  Bright as Spring.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  113
Bright as are the Heavens that lie
Illumed by stars at night.
            —Blanche Shoemaker
  114
  As bright … as the vestal fire.
            —Christopher Smart
  115
  Bright as mountain snow.
            —Robert Southey
  116
  Bright as the summer lightning when it spreads its glory o’er the midnight heaven.
            —Robert Southey
  117
  Bright as doth the morning starre appeare.
            —Edmund Spenser
  118
  Bright, like twinckling starres.
            —Edmund Spenser
  119
  Bright as a rose new blown.
            —Timothy Daniel Sullivan
  120
  Bright as an angel.
            —Jonathan Swift
  121
  Bright as a dew-drop engilt of the sun on the sedge.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  122
  Bright as all above.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  123
  Bright as a warrior’s belt.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  124
  Bright as burns at sunrise, heaven’s own.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  125
  Song bright as heaven above the mounting bird.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  126
  Bright as heaven’s bare brow with hope of gifts withholden.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  127
  Bright as hell-fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  128
  Bright as hope.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  129
  Bright as Maytime.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  130
  Bright as mercy.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  131
  Bright as the kindling dews when the dawn begins.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  132
  Bright as the night is dark on the world.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  133
  Bright as though death’s dim sunrise thrilled it there and life re-risen took comfort.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  134
  Bright like spring with flower-soft wealth of branching tracery.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  135
  Brighter than joy’s own tears.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  136
  Bloom as bright as opening moon.
            —Bayard Taylor
  137
  Bright as light.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  138
  Bright and light as the crest of a peacock.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  139
  Bright as the eyes of angels and as pure.
            —William Thomson
  140
                Shine bright,
As sun-showers at the break of day.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
  141
  Bright as a facet-cut diamond scattering light.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  142
  Bright as the seraphim pointing to eternity.
            —Joseph Turnley
  143
  Bright as the blessings of heaven.
            —Michael Vörösmarty
  144
  Bright as the promise of a cloudless day.
            —C. P. Wilson
  145
Bright as a sunbeam sleeping till a shower
Brush it away, or cloud pass over it.
            —William Wordsworth
  146
  Bright as spring.
            —William Wordsworth
  147
    Bright as the glimpses of eternity,
To saints accorded in their mortal hour.
            —William Wordsworth
  148
  Bright as the dazzling snow.
            —William Wordsworth
  149
  As a rainbow bright.
            —Theodore Wratislaw
  150
  Bright as Phebus’ sphere.
            —Sir Thomas Wyatt
  151
  Shining bright as a new lance.
            —William Butler Yeats
  152
 
 
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