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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Splendid
 
  Splendid as the sun.
            —Gustave Flaubert
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  Splendid as a general’s plume at the gallop.
            —George Meredith
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  Splendid as trembling gems.
            —Edgar Saltus
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Splendid as the limbs of that supreme incarnate beauty through men’s visions gleam,
Whereof all fairest things are even but shadow or dream.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Cold and splendid as death if dawn be bright.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Splendid and strange as the sea that upbears as an ark.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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