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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Strong
 
  Strong as the mainstay of the laboring bark.
            —Æschylus
  1
  Strong as Zeus.
            —Æschylus (E. B. Browning)
  2
  Strong as an eagle.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Strong as a Flander’s mare.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Strong as hate.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Strong as Hercules.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Strong as mustard.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Strong as an ox.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Strong as the voice of Fate.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9
  Strong as the spirit of the storm.
            —W. Wilfred Campbell
  10
  Strong as beechwood in the blast.
            —Thomas Campbell
  11
  Strong as bulls.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  12
  Strong as the Harz-rock, rooted in the depths of the world.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  13
  Strong as an host of armed Deities.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  14
  Strong as brandy.
            —George Farquhar
  15
  As the lion strong.
            —Francis Fawkes
  16
  Strong in silence as mysteries locked up in Jove’s own bosom.
            —John Ford
  17
  Strong as earth’s first kings.
            —Fitz-Greene Halleck
  18
  As strong as instinct.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  19
  Strong as the enginery that works the world.
            —James A. Hillhouse
  20
  Stronger than thunder’s winged force.
            —Horace
  21
  Strong as the wind.
            —Mary Johnston
  22
  Strong as fire.
            —Charles Kingsley
  23
  Strong as a jail.
            —Charles James Lever
  24
  Strong as iron bands.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  25
  Strong as a storm.
            —James Macpherson
  26
  Strong as a sea-swell.
            —Gerald Massey
  27
  Strong as God.
            —Friedrich Nietzsche
  28
  Strong as a young goat.
            —Ouida
  29
  Strong, like an iron chain.
            —Pilpay
  30
  Strong as the devil himself.
            —François Rabelais
  31
  Strong as Sampson.
            —François Rabelais
  32
  Strong … as young Desire.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  33
  Strong as strong Ajax’s red right hand.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  34
  Strong as necessity.
            —Richard Savage
  35
      Confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ.
            —William Shakespeare
  36
  Strong as Pluto’s gates.
            —William Shakespeare
  37
  Strong as the axletree.
            —William Shakespeare
  38
  Strong as … rash gunpowder.
            —William Shakespeare
  39
  Strong as a wild swan’s pinions.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  40
  Strong as grows the yearning of the blossom toward the fruit.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  41
  Strong as love.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  42
  Strong as the seas.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  43
  Strong as the worldwide sun.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  44
  Strong as sheer truth.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  45
  Strong as time.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  46
  Strong like fate.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  47
  Strong, and bold, and free as the milk-white foal of the Nedjidee.
            —Bayard Taylor
  48
  Strong as death.
            —Old Testament
  49
  Strong as iron.
            —Old Testament
  50
  Strong as an oaken staff.
            —Henry Van Dyke
  51
  As the deluge strong.
            —Isaac Watts
  52
  Strong as a Monarch’s signet.
            —N. P. Willis
  53
  Strong as guilty fear.
            —William Wordsworth
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