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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Stern
 
  Stern as a stone bust of Augustus Cæsar.
            —Anonymous
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  Stern as block of bogwood oak.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  2
  Stern as Vengeance.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3
                An iron Queen,
Stern as her flinty judgment seat of doom.
            —Lord De Tabley
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  Stern as Richard in Bosworth Field.
            —Pierce Egan
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  Stern as Pluto’s sceptre.
            —John Keats
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  Stern as a mailed knight that had been grappling death.
            —Gerald Massey
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  Stern as the noon of night.
            —Gerald Massey
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  As stern as e’er was knitted in the folds of rancorous discontent.
            —Richard Sheil
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                Stern and still
As hours and years that change and anguish fill.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Stern as Medea in her dragon car.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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