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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Terrible
 
  Terrible as a Cerberus.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Terrible as the curse of a dead man’s eye.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Terrible as Jove.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Terrible as the god of war.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  4
  Terrible … something like the shriek of a giant in pain.
            —Thomas A. Janvier
  5
  Terrible as a meteor of fire.
            —James Macpherson
  6
  Terrible as hell.
            —John Milton
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  Terrible as torrents in their fall.
            —James Montgomery
  8
  Terrible as war.
            —Hannah More
  9
  Terrible … like flames of death.
            —Ossian
  10
  Terrible as the sea.
            —John Ruskin
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  Terrible as fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  12
  His countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible.
            —Old Testament
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  Terrible as an army with banners.
            —Old Testament
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