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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Clear
 
  Clear as a midsummer sky.
            —Franklin P. Adams
  1
  Clear as a cube of solid sunshine.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Clear as a die.
            —Anonymous
  3
  About as clear as a misty morning on the Thames.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Clear as daylight.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Traced as clearly as currents upon a marble chart.
            —Anonymous
  6
  A voice as clear as forest bird.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Clear as mountain stream.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Clear as paint.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Clear as the notes of a cavalry bugle.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Clear as the skin of a child.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Clear as pearls and diaphanous gems.
            —Arabian Nights
  12
  Clear as day.
            —Robert Armin
  13
  Clear at one glance, as two drops of rain in air might look into each other had they life.
            —Philip James Bailey
  14
  Clear, cold, and icy-blue, like a sea eagle’s eye.
            —Philip James Bailey
  15
Clear was her look,
Like an open book.
            —William F. Barnard
  16
  Clear as the skylark’s earliest greeting in the morning of the year.
            —Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  17
  Clear as heaven’s stars.
            —James Beattie
  18
  Her mind, as cleare as aire.
            —Francis Beaumont
  19
  Clear as the challenge ov a perlice officer.
            —Josh Billings
  20
  Clear as virtue.
            —Samuel Laman Blanchard
  21
  Clear, as God sees through the earth.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  22
  Clear as flint.
            —Robert Browning
  23
  Clear as noon.
            —Robert Browning
  24
  Clear as a commonplace.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  25
  His projects are clear to my eyes; clear as if he dwelt in glass.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  26
  Clear as if no dirt had been cast thereat.
            —John Bunyan
  27
  As clear and as manifest as the nose on a man’s face.
            —Robert Burton
  28
  Clear as a whistle.
            —John Byrom
  29
  Clear as a bell.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  30
  Clear as lake.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  31
  Clear as the morning.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  32
  Clear as Spring.
            —Thomas Davis
  33
  Clear as the note of doom.
            —Lord De Tabley
  34
  Cleared like a doubtful morning when it gives place to a bright noon.
            —Charles Dickens
  35
  Clear as stars in frosty night.
            —William Dunbar
  36
  His eye is as clear as the heavens.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  37
  Clear as the conscious moon.
            —James Graeme
  38
  Clear as noonday.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  39
  Clear as the pure River of Life shown to the Evangelist.
            —Thomas Hardy
  40
  Clear as the mid-day sunshine.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  41
  Clear as the water in trout pools.
            —O. Henry
  42
  Clear … as spring water in the high rocks.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  43
Loving eyes that gleam
Clear as a starlit mountain stream.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  44
  Clear as the glisten of dew on the brier.
            —Richard Hovey
  45
  As clear as rock-water.
            —James Howell
  46
  Clear as if the angels had washed it.
            —Victor Hugo
  47
  Clear like crystal beams.
            —Alexander Hume
  48
  Clear as the flame of sacrifice.
            —Jean Ingelow
  49
  Clear as infant’s eyes.
            —John Keats
  50
  Clear as summer-lightning flare.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  51
  Ran clear as the light of heaven ere autumn closed.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  52
  Clear as the finest porcelain.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  53
  Clear as running waters are.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  54
  Clear as a race course.
            —George Meredith
  55
  Clear as widowed sky.
            —George Meredith
  56
  As clear as the classics.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
  57
  Clear as the blue, sublime, o’er-arching sky.
            —James Montgomery
  58
  Clear as well water.
            —George Moore
  59
  Clear as the rosy dawn.
            —Henry Morley
  60
  The Spirit spake, clear as in Israel.
            —John Henry Newman
  61
  Thoughts as clear as limpid springs.
            —Asian
  62
  Clear as glass.
            —Ovid
  63
  Clear, like the mysteries of divine science in the bosom of the pious.
            —Pilpay
  64
  As clear as strains by sun-kissed Memnon given.
            —Mary Elizabeth Powell
  65
  Clear as a brook’s chuckle to the ear.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  66
  Clear as the Autumn atmosphere.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  67
  As clear as the twitter of birds.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  68
  Light as clear as that which fills eternity.
            —A. J. Ryan
  69
                As purely clear
As crystal drops on vernal grasses.
            —Margaret E. Sangster
  70
  Clear as a mirror.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  71
                Clear
As morning roses newly washed with dew.
            —William Shakespeare
  72
  Clear as the summer’s sun.
            —William Shakespeare
  73
                Clear
As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere.
            —William Shakespeare
  74
  Countenance as clear as friendship wears at feasts.
            —William Shakespeare
  75
  Clear as founts in July.
            —William Shakespeare
  76
  As clear as when a veil of light is drawn o’er evening hills.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  77
  Cleare as the skye withouten blame or blot.
            —Edmund Spenser
  78
  Clear and fair as sunlight and the flowerful air.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  79
  Clear as a child’s own laughter.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  80
  Clear as heaven of the toils of time.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  81
  As clear as love.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  82
  Clear as mirth.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  83
  Clear as night beholds her crowning seven.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  84
  Clear as righteousness.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  85
  Soul as clear as sunlit dew.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  86
Clear as the closest seen and kindly star
That marries morn and even and winter and spring with one love’s golden ring.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  87
  Clear as the cloudless hour.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  88
  Clear as the flame from the pyres of the dead.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  89
  Clear as the plume of a bright black bird.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  90
  Clear as the tocsin from the steeple.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  91
  Clear as thy song’s words or the live sun’s light.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  92
  Clear, as ever fell from angel’s tongue.
            —Paulus Syllogus
  93
  Clear as the blast of horn.
            —Bayard Taylor
  94
  Clear as wind.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  95
  Clear as crystal.
            —New Testament
  96
  Clear as the sun.
            —Old Testament
  97
  Clear as a silver bell.
            —Vance Thompson
  98
  Clear as heaven’s unclouded brow.
            —Henry Vaughan
  99
  Singers, that troll clear as bells of gold.
            —François Villon
  100
  Clearly as two and two makes four.
            —Voltaire
  101
  Clear as the crystal brooks.
            —Izaak Walton
  102
  Words clear as the sun in its meridian brightness.
            —George Washington
  103
  Clear as diamonds.
            —Theodore Watts-Dunton
  104
  Clear as the unsoil’d mountain-rill.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  105
  Clear as the crystal flood.
            —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  106
  Clear as the profiles of goddesses.
            —C. N. and A. M. Williamson
  107
  A mirror, clear as ’twere a door of air.
            —N. P. Willis
  108
  Clear as the crystal brooks or the pure azur’d heaven.
            —Sir Henry Wotton
  109
  Clear as daylight.
            —Israel Zangwill
  110
 
 
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