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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Certain
 
  As certain as that a brook must have banks.
            —Anonymous
  1
  As certain as that a squirrel will climb a tree.
            —Anonymous
  2
  As certain as that your shadow will follow you.
            —Anonymous
  3
  As certain as that the leaves will fall in autumn.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Certain as gold.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Certain as that a crooked tree will have a crooked shadow.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Certain as that a person not guilty of his own death, shortens not his own life.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Certain as that light and heat come and go with the sun.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Certain as that no mill no meal.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Certain as that plants and animals grow and die.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Certain as that sticks burn away in the fire.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Certain as the movements of heavenly bodies.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Certain as the multiplication table.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Certain as that the ocean is the meeting-place of all waters; the skies, the meeting-place of all torches; the tongue, of all tastes; the nose, of all smells; the mind, of all precepts.
            —Anonymous
  14
  Certain as the rising of the morning sun.
            —Anonymous
  15
  Certain as that the Tweed runs from east to west.
            —Anonymous
  16
  Certain as Christmas.
            —Harold Brighouse
  17
  Certainly, as evening empties morning into night.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  18
  Certain as a gun.
            —Samuel Butler
  19
  As certain as a tail will follow a comet.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  20
  Certain to make his way there as a gimlet is to go through soft deal.
            —Charles Dickens
  21
  A sound brain should always evolve the same fixed product with the certainty of Babbage’s calculating machine.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  22
  As certainly as the thunder-crash follows the lightning.
            —Charles James Lever
  23
  Certaine as wayes unto the blinde.
            —Richard Lovelace
  24
  Certain as bodies moved with greater impulse, progress more rapidly than those moved with less.
            —Voltaire
  25
  Certainly as day comes after day.
            —William Watson
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