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

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