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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Stand
 
  Stands as firm as Gibraltar.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Stands forth like morning from the shades of night.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Stands like Mumphazard, who was hanged for saying nothing.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Stands where he did, like Scotland.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Stood like some erring angel that had lost his radiance.
            —Honoré de Balzac
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  See! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall.
            —Bernard E. Bee
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                Stands at gaze
As might a wolf just fasten’d on his prey.
            —Pedro Calderón de la Barca
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  Grenadiers … stand there, like a fixed stone-dam in that wild whirlpool of ruin.
            —Thomas Carlyle
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  Stood like the Law and Gospel, one with the sanction of earth and one with the blessing of heaven.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Stood like a sentinel under inspection.
            —George Meredith
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  Stand like statues cut in stone.
            —George Sandys
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  Stood, like veteran, worn, but unsubdued.
            —Sir Walter Scott
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  Stand at your door like a sheriff’s post.
            —William Shakespeare
  13
                Stand
Like wonder-wounded hearers.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Stood like a man at a mark with a whole army shooting at me.
            —William Shakespeare
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                Stand on end,
Like quills upon the fretful porcupine.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Stand like flame transferred to marble.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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