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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Clear as a midsummer sky.
            —Franklin P. Adams
  Clear as a cube of solid sunshine.
  Clear as a die.
  About as clear as a misty morning on the Thames.
  Clear as daylight.
  Traced as clearly as currents upon a marble chart.
  A voice as clear as forest bird.
  Clear as mountain stream.
  Clear as paint.
  Clear as the notes of a cavalry bugle.
  Clear as the skin of a child.
  Clear as pearls and diaphanous gems.
            —Arabian Nights
  Clear as day.
            —Robert Armin
  Clear at one glance, as two drops of rain in air might look into each other had they life.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Clear, cold, and icy-blue, like a sea eagle’s eye.
            —Philip James Bailey
Clear was her look,
Like an open book.
            —William F. Barnard
  Clear as the skylark’s earliest greeting in the morning of the year.
            —Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  Clear as heaven’s stars.
            —James Beattie
  Her mind, as cleare as aire.
            —Francis Beaumont
  Clear as the challenge ov a perlice officer.
            —Josh Billings
  Clear as virtue.
            —Samuel Laman Blanchard
  Clear, as God sees through the earth.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Clear as flint.
            —Robert Browning
  Clear as noon.
            —Robert Browning
  Clear as a commonplace.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  His projects are clear to my eyes; clear as if he dwelt in glass.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Clear as if no dirt had been cast thereat.
            —John Bunyan
  As clear and as manifest as the nose on a man’s face.
            —Robert Burton
  Clear as a whistle.
            —John Byrom
  Clear as a bell.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Clear as lake.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Clear as the morning.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Clear as Spring.
            —Thomas Davis
  Clear as the note of doom.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Cleared like a doubtful morning when it gives place to a bright noon.
            —Charles Dickens
  Clear as stars in frosty night.
            —William Dunbar
  His eye is as clear as the heavens.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Clear as the conscious moon.
            —James Graeme
  Clear as noonday.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  Clear as the pure River of Life shown to the Evangelist.
            —Thomas Hardy
  Clear as the mid-day sunshine.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Clear as the water in trout pools.
            —O. Henry
  Clear … as spring water in the high rocks.
            —Maurice Hewlett
Loving eyes that gleam
Clear as a starlit mountain stream.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Clear as the glisten of dew on the brier.
            —Richard Hovey
  As clear as rock-water.
            —James Howell
  Clear as if the angels had washed it.
            —Victor Hugo
  Clear like crystal beams.
            —Alexander Hume
  Clear as the flame of sacrifice.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Clear as infant’s eyes.
            —John Keats
  Clear as summer-lightning flare.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Ran clear as the light of heaven ere autumn closed.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  Clear as the finest porcelain.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Clear as running waters are.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Clear as a race course.
            —George Meredith
  Clear as widowed sky.
            —George Meredith
  As clear as the classics.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
  Clear as the blue, sublime, o’er-arching sky.
            —James Montgomery
  Clear as well water.
            —George Moore
  Clear as the rosy dawn.
            —Henry Morley
  The Spirit spake, clear as in Israel.
            —John Henry Newman
  Thoughts as clear as limpid springs.
  Clear as glass.
  Clear, like the mysteries of divine science in the bosom of the pious.
  As clear as strains by sun-kissed Memnon given.
            —Mary Elizabeth Powell
  Clear as a brook’s chuckle to the ear.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  Clear as the Autumn atmosphere.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  As clear as the twitter of birds.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  Light as clear as that which fills eternity.
            —A. J. Ryan
                As purely clear
As crystal drops on vernal grasses.
            —Margaret E. Sangster
  Clear as a mirror.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
As morning roses newly washed with dew.
            —William Shakespeare
  Clear as the summer’s sun.
            —William Shakespeare
As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere.
            —William Shakespeare
  Countenance as clear as friendship wears at feasts.
            —William Shakespeare
  Clear as founts in July.
            —William Shakespeare
  As clear as when a veil of light is drawn o’er evening hills.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Cleare as the skye withouten blame or blot.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Clear and fair as sunlight and the flowerful air.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as a child’s own laughter.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as heaven of the toils of time.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  As clear as love.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as mirth.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as night beholds her crowning seven.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as righteousness.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Soul as clear as sunlit dew.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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
  Clear as the cloudless hour.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as the flame from the pyres of the dead.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as the plume of a bright black bird.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as the tocsin from the steeple.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear as thy song’s words or the live sun’s light.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Clear, as ever fell from angel’s tongue.
            —Paulus Syllogus
  Clear as the blast of horn.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Clear as wind.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Clear as crystal.
            —New Testament
  Clear as the sun.
            —Old Testament
  Clear as a silver bell.
            —Vance Thompson
  Clear as heaven’s unclouded brow.
            —Henry Vaughan
  Singers, that troll clear as bells of gold.
            —François Villon
  Clearly as two and two makes four.
  Clear as the crystal brooks.
            —Izaak Walton
  Words clear as the sun in its meridian brightness.
            —George Washington
  Clear as diamonds.
            —Theodore Watts-Dunton
  Clear as the unsoil’d mountain-rill.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Clear as the crystal flood.
            —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  Clear as the profiles of goddesses.
            —C. N. and A. M. Williamson
  A mirror, clear as ’twere a door of air.
            —N. P. Willis
  Clear as the crystal brooks or the pure azur’d heaven.
            —Sir Henry Wotton
  Clear as daylight.
            —Israel Zangwill

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