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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Solemn
 
  Solemn as a judge.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Solemn as a slate gravestone.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Solemn as a thunderbolt.
            —Anonymous
  3
  As solemn as any catafalque.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Solemn as organ music.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Solemn as a king on a five-franc piece.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  6
  Solemn, as a thought of God.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  7
  Solemn as despair.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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  Solemn, like the cloudy groan of dying thunder on the distant wind.
            —Lord Byron
  9
  Solemn as the long stops upon an organ.
            —John Dryden
  10
  Solemn as an owl.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  11
  Solemn as a dying nun.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  12
  Solemn as putty.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  13
  Solemn as a parson’s clerk.
            —George Meredith
  14
  Solemn as a monkey after committing a mischief.
            —François Rabelais
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