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

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