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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Straight
 
  Straight as a candle.
            —Hans Christian Andersen
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  Straight as an angel’s flight.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Straight as an Indian’s hair.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Straight as a lance.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Straight as a pine.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Straight as a ramrod.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Straight as a rush.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Straight as a string.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Straight as columns of fire.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Straight, as if he had swallowed a stick.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Straight as the backbone of a herring.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Straight as a cane.
            —Arabian Nights
  12
  Straight as a temple-shaft.
            —Edwin Arnold
  13
  Straight as a shooting star.
            —William Austin
  14
  Straight as a die.
            —Alexander Barclay
  15
  Straight as a loon’s leg.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  16
  Straight as a shingle.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  17
  Straight as truth.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  18
  Straight as poplars.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  19
  Straight … like graves dug side by side at measured lengths.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  20
  Straight to its aim as the aim of the rifle-ball of a Tyrolese.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  21
  Straight as a rule.
            —John Bunyan
  22
  Straight as a beadle’s wand.
            —Charles Stuart Calverley
  23
  Straight as a bull’s back against the white sky.
            —Bliss Carman
  24
  Straight as line.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  25
  Straight as a lily on its stem.
            —Wilkie Collins
  26
  Straight as a tower.
            —Thomas Osborne Davis
  27
  Straight as any plummet line.
            —Charles Dickens
  28
  Straight as a crow flies.
            —Charles Dickens
  29
  As straight as a beggar can spit.
            —Rudyard Kipling
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  Go as straight as a schoolboy at Christmas.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
  31
  Straight as a spear.
            —Nathaniel Lee
  32
  Straight like a sala-tree.
            —Mahabharata
  33
  Straight as Circe’s wand.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  34
  Gleams straight like the glow which a ploughing keel doth break
From the grim sea around, with light on her bow and light in her raging wake.
            —Westland Marston
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  Straight like vine poles.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  36
  Fly straight as the emissary eagle back to Jove.
            —George Meredith
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  Straight as the flight of the dove.
            —George Meredith
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  Straight,—like a webfoot to water.
            —George Meredith
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  Straight as a dart.
            —Pilpay
  40
  Straight as the palm tree.
            —Matthew Prior
  41
  Straight as a Seer’s thought into the blue of the immaculate heavens.
            —Richard Realf
  42
  Straight as thought could span.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Straight as bolt from crossbow sped.
            —Mark Twain
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  Straight as a wall.
            —Ivan Vazov
  45
  Straight as a Sioux chief.
            —Booker T. Washington
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