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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Terrible as a Cerberus.
  Terrible as the curse of a dead man’s eye.
  Terrible as Jove.
  Terrible as the god of war.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  Terrible … something like the shriek of a giant in pain.
            —Thomas A. Janvier
  Terrible as a meteor of fire.
            —James Macpherson
  Terrible as hell.
            —John Milton
  Terrible as torrents in their fall.
            —James Montgomery
  Terrible as war.
            —Hannah More
  Terrible … like flames of death.
  Terrible as the sea.
            —John Ruskin
  Terrible as fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  His countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible.
            —Old Testament
  Terrible as an army with banners.
            —Old Testament
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