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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
True
 
  True as that an apple is a fruit.
            —Franklin P. Adams
  1
  As true as God’s own word is here.
            —Gustavus Adolphus
  2
  True as the faithful watchdog of the fold.
            —Æschylus
  3
  True as the helm, the bark’s protecting guide.
            —Æschylus
  4
  True as a die.
            —Anonymous
  5
  True as God is in heaven.
            —Anonymous
  6
  True as gold.
            —Anonymous
  7
  True as holy writ.
            —Anonymous
  8
  As true as that nothing is but what is not.
            —Anonymous
  9
  True as that a man who has shaved has lost his beard.
            —Anonymous
  10
  True as that is is.
            —Anonymous
  11
  About as true as that the cat crew, and the cock rocked the cradle.
            —Anonymous
  12
  True as that the king has an egg in his pouch.
            —Anonymous
  13
  True as that the world is turned upside down every twenty-four hours.
            —Anonymous
  14
  True of his promise as a poor man of his eye.
            —Anonymous
  15
  True as the gospel.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  16
  True as written gospel.
            —Robert B. Brough
  17
                True
And pauseless as the pulses.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  18
  True as that heaven and earth exist.
            —Robert Browning
  19
  True as the dial to the sun.
            —Samuel Butler
  20
  As true as a shepherd to his flock.
            —Lord Byron
  21
  True as truth.
            —Madison Cawein
  22
  Trewe as any bonde.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  23
            Lovers be as trewe,
As eny metal that is forged newe.
            —Anonymous
  24
  True as turtill dove.
            —Anonymous
  25
  As trewe as ever was any steel.
            —Anonymous
  26
  True as a needle to the pole.
            —William Cowper
  27
  A clock so true, as might the sun control.
            —John Donne
  28
  True as an arrow to its aim.
            —Sir Francis H. Doyle
  29
  As true as Tristram and Isolde were.
            —John Dryden
  30
  True as the College clock’s unvarying hand.
            —George Ellis
  31
  True as thy coat to thy back.
            —George Gascoigne
  32
  True as the sun.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  33
  True as swallow to the roadless blue.
            —Emily H. Hickey
  34
  As true as God.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  35
  True as the dial’s shadow to the beam.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  36
  True as the watchman to his beat.
            —Thomas Hood
  37
  True as time.
            —Jean Ingelow
  38
  True as a gun.
            —Ben Jonson
  39
  True as innocence.
            —John Keats
  40
  True as the magnet is to iron.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  41
  True as the Apocalypse.
            —Amy Leslie
  42
  True as death.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  43
  True to one as a beggar to his dish.
            —Brian Melbancke
  44
  True as a barber’s news on Saturday night.
            —Thomas Middleton
  45
  True as stars.
            —Thomas Moore
  46
  True as the lute, that no sighing wakens.
            —Thomas Moore
  47
  True as the humming-bird flies with its message.
            —John Boyle O’Reilly
  48
  True as the Pentateuch.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
  49
  True as Heaven.
            —Earl of Rochester
  50
She kept in time without a beat
As true as church-bell ringers.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  51
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
  52
  As true as truth’s simplicity.
            —William Shakespeare
  53
  As true as truest horse, that yet would never tire.
            —William Shakespeare
  54
            Keep as true in soul
As doth that orbed continent the fire
That severs day from night.
            —William Shakespeare
  55
  True as I live.
            —William Shakespeare
  56
  Is as true as black is blue.
            —John Skelton
  57
  Trewe as the gospell.
            —John Skelton
  58
  True as truth’s own heart.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  59
  A friend as true as guardian-angels are.
            —William Thomson
  60
  True it is, as cow chews cud.
            —Thomas Tusser
  61
True as the Stock-dove to her shallow nest
And to the grove that holds it.
            —William Wordsworth
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