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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Far
 
  Far as good is above evil.
            —Anonymous
  1
  As far from the heart as from the eyes.
            —Anonymous
  2
  As far as finite is from infinite.
            —Philip James Bailey
  3
  Far as mortal eye can compass sight.
            —Lord Byron
  4
Atom from atom yawns as far
As moon from earth, or star from star.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5
  Far as poles asunder.
            —James Sheridan Knowles
  6
  Afar as angels or the sainted dead.
            —George MacDonald
  7
  Far as imagination’s eye can roll.
            —James Montgomery
  8
  Far as human man is from the brute.
            —Lewis Morris
  9
  As far as sleep from waking.
            —John G. Neihardt
  10
                And no star
Is from thy mortal path so far
As streets where childhood knew the way.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  11
  As far from help as limbo is from bliss.
            —William Shakespeare
  12
So far from sounding and discovery,
As is the bud bit with an envious worm,
Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air,
Or dedicate his beauty to the sun.
            —William Shakespeare
  13
Far as the remotest line
That bounds imagination’s flight.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  14
  Burning far, like the light of an unmeasured star.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  15
  Far as heaven’s red labouring eye could glance.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  16
  Far as hope from joy or sleep from truth.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  17
  Far from earth as heaven.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  18
  Far and wide, like the falcon that hunts through the sky.
            —Esaias Tegner
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