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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


Blind as a bank director.

Blind as a bat.

Blind as a white cat with a blue eye.

Blind as Cupid.

Blind as the blue skies after sunset.
—Philip James Bailey

Blind as ignorance.
—Beaumont and Fletcher

Blind as moles.
—Beaumont and Fletcher

Blind as the fool’s heart.
—Robert Browning

Ay, as a man would be inside the sun,
Delirious with the plentitude of life.
—Robert Browning

Blind as fortune.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Blind as the blindworm.
—Aubrey De Vere

Blind as a brickbat.
—Charles Dickens

Blind as the Cyclop.
—John Dryden

Blindness acts like a dam, sending the streams of thought backward along the already-traveled channels, and hindering the course onward.
—George Eliot

Blind as death itself.
—Sir William Schwenk Gilbert

His eye is blind as that of a potato.
—Thomas Hood

Blind as inexperience.
—Victor Hugo

Blind as a beetle.
—Ben Jonson

Blind as a woman in love.
—Ninon de L’Enclos

Blind as one that hath been found drunk a seven-night.
—Thomas Middleton

Blind as justice.
—Mary Russell Mitford

Blind as hooded falcons.
—Thomas Moore

Blind as he who closes
His eyes to the light and will not have it shine.
—Lewis Morris

Like fortune in her frenzy, blind.
—Sarah W. Morton

Blind as the song of birds.
—T. Buchanan Read

Blind as love.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Blind as moonless night.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Blind and stark as though the snows made numb all sense within it.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blind as a pilot beaten blind with foam.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blind as glass.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blind as grief.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blind as the night.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blind and vain
As rain-stars blurred and marred by rain
To wanderers on a moonless main
Where night and day seem dead.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blind as any noonday owl.
—Alfred Tennyson

Blind like tragic masks of stone.
—James Thomson