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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Wide
 
  Wide as a barn door.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Wide as the poles asunder.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Wide stretching as the earth.
            —Anonymous
  3
  As wide as land.
            —Alfred Austin
  4
  Wide as the sea’s perpetual flow.
            —Herbert Bates
  5
  Wide as night is wide.
            —Wilfred Campbell
  6
  Wide as the mouth of a wallet.
            —Thomas Dekker
  7
  Wide as Shakespeare’s soul.
            —Sydney Dobell
  8
  Wide-awake as mice.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
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  Wide as hope.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10
  Wide as the unbridged gulf that yawns between the rich man and the beggar.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  11
  As wide as the world is.
            —William Langland
  12
  Wide as a church door.
            —Thomas Otway
  13
  Wide as life.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  14
  Wide as woe.
            —William Watson
  15
  Wide as human thought.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  16
  Wide as the difference between death and life.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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