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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Dear
 
  Dear as the land to shipwrecked mariner.
            —Æschylus
  1
  Dear as her mother holds her infant’s grave.
            —Bogart
  2
  Dear as the nurtured thrill of joy.
            —Robert Burns
  3
  Dear—as his native song to Exile’s ears.
            —Lord Byron
  4
  Dear as fairy fable.
            —Madison Cawein
  5
  Dear as liberty.
            —Cicero
  6
  Dear as the soul o’er thy memory sobbing.
            —James G. Clark
  7
  Dear as freedom is.
            —William Cowper
  8
  Dear as a child’s curling fingers.
            —Olive Tilford Dargan
  9
  As dear as to the lover the smile of a gentle maid.
            —Bartholomew Dowling
  10
  Dear, as the apple to thine eye.
            —Timothy Dwight
  11
  As dear to me as my own right hand.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  12
Dear, as the light that visits these sad eyes;
Dear, as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.
            —Thomas Gray
  13
  Dear as his eyeball.
            —Thomas Heywood
  14
  Dear as these mine eyes.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  15
  Dear as light.
            —Hannah More
  16
  Dear as the vital stream that feeds my heart.
            —Hannah More
  17
  Dear as the vital warmth that feeds my life.
            —Thomas Otway
  18
  Dear as my finger.
            —William Shakespeare
  19
  As dear to me as life itself.
            —William Shakespeare
  20
  Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty.
            —William Shakespeare
  21
                Dear
As human heart to human heart may be.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  22
As dear to me as are the ruddy drops
That visit my sad heart.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  23
  Dear as remember’d kisses after death.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  24
  Dear as the visions of the promised bride lighted by love.
            —C. P. Wilson
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