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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Earnest
 
  Earnest … as sober Lanesbro’ dancing with the gout.
            —Anonymous
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  Earnest as a seer who invokes the dead.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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  Earnest as bees.
            —Leigh Hunt
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  In earnest as a mouse in a trap.
            —George Meredith
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  Earnest as life and hope.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
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  As a guardian Muse thou art earnest.
            —Bayard Taylor
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