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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  True as that an apple is a fruit.
            —Franklin P. Adams
  As true as God’s own word is here.
            —Gustavus Adolphus
  True as the faithful watchdog of the fold.
  True as the helm, the bark’s protecting guide.
  True as a die.
  True as God is in heaven.
  True as gold.
  True as holy writ.
  As true as that nothing is but what is not.
  True as that a man who has shaved has lost his beard.
  True as that is is.
  About as true as that the cat crew, and the cock rocked the cradle.
  True as that the king has an egg in his pouch.
  True as that the world is turned upside down every twenty-four hours.
  True of his promise as a poor man of his eye.
  True as the gospel.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  True as written gospel.
            —Robert B. Brough
And pauseless as the pulses.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  True as that heaven and earth exist.
            —Robert Browning
  True as the dial to the sun.
            —Samuel Butler
  As true as a shepherd to his flock.
            —Lord Byron
  True as truth.
            —Madison Cawein
  Trewe as any bonde.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
            Lovers be as trewe,
As eny metal that is forged newe.
  True as turtill dove.
  As trewe as ever was any steel.
  True as a needle to the pole.
            —William Cowper
  A clock so true, as might the sun control.
            —John Donne
  True as an arrow to its aim.
            —Sir Francis H. Doyle
  As true as Tristram and Isolde were.
            —John Dryden
  True as the College clock’s unvarying hand.
            —George Ellis
  True as thy coat to thy back.
            —George Gascoigne
  True as the sun.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  True as swallow to the roadless blue.
            —Emily H. Hickey
  As true as God.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  True as the dial’s shadow to the beam.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  True as the watchman to his beat.
            —Thomas Hood
  True as time.
            —Jean Ingelow
  True as a gun.
            —Ben Jonson
  True as innocence.
            —John Keats
  True as the magnet is to iron.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  True as the Apocalypse.
            —Amy Leslie
  True as death.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  True to one as a beggar to his dish.
            —Brian Melbancke
  True as a barber’s news on Saturday night.
            —Thomas Middleton
  True as stars.
            —Thomas Moore
  True as the lute, that no sighing wakens.
            —Thomas Moore
  True as the humming-bird flies with its message.
            —John Boyle O’Reilly
  True as the Pentateuch.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
  True as Heaven.
            —Earl of Rochester
She kept in time without a beat
As true as church-bell ringers.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
True as steel, as plantage to the moon,
As sun to day, as turtle to her mate,
As iron to adamant, as earth to the centre.
            —William Shakespeare
  As true as truth’s simplicity.
            —William Shakespeare
  As true as truest horse, that yet would never tire.
            —William Shakespeare
            Keep as true in soul
As doth that orbed continent the fire
That severs day from night.
            —William Shakespeare
  True as I live.
            —William Shakespeare
  Is as true as black is blue.
            —John Skelton
  Trewe as the gospell.
            —John Skelton
  True as truth’s own heart.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  A friend as true as guardian-angels are.
            —William Thomson
  True it is, as cow chews cud.
            —Thomas Tusser
True as the Stock-dove to her shallow nest
And to the grove that holds it.
            —William Wordsworth

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