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


Blush like an opal.

Blush like the heart of flame.
—Henry W. Austin

Blushing like a wedding night.
—Honoré de Balzac

I blushed like any rose.
—T. H. Bayly

Blushing like a Worcestershire orchard before harvest.
—Earl of Beaconsfield

Blushing like the skies to crimson burning,
When Aurora Borealis fires her premises by night.
—Ambrose Bierce

Blushes, like the flushes upon high
When Aurora Borealis lights her circumpolar palace.
—Ambrose Bierce

Blush like rose when Roland speaks.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Blushing like a sea-shell.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Blush’d like the waves of hell.
—Lord Byron

Blushing, like a bride.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Blushes like a new-born flower.
—Barry Cornwall

Blush as hot as June.
—Barry Cornwall

Blush’d and smiled like a clear and rosy eventide.
—Sir John Davies

Blusheth like the Indian ivory which is with dip of Tyrian purple dy’d.
—Sir John Davies

Blushes as adorn the ruddy welkin or the purple morn.
—John Dryden

Blushes like a red bull-calf.
—A. B. Evans (Leicester Words, Phrases and Proverbs)

Make us blush like copper.
—John Fletcher

Her cheek of beauty blushed like rose-bud in the rain.
—James Hogg

Blushed like blood.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

A blush like sunrise o’er the rose.
—Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Blushes like the birds of spring.
—Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Blush as of opening flowers.
—George P. Lathrop

Blush like the backside of a chimney.
—Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)

Blush like a sunset.
—Alfred Henry Lewis

Blushes like a virgin.
—Richard Lovelace

Blush as lovely as the dawn.
—Samuel Lover

Blushing like the dogwood crimson in October.
—George Meredith

Blushed like timid daybreak when the dawn
Looms crimson on the night, and then again is withdrawn.
—Thomas Miller

Blushing like a summer morning.
—Baron Karl F. H. von Münchausen

Blushed like a girl fresh from school.
—Sir Gilbert Parker

Blushing as in vintage-hours.
—Thomas L. Peacock

Blush’d like a carnation.
—Thomas L. Peacock

Blush like a banner bathed in slaughter.
—James G. Percival

Blush like lads of seventeen.
—James Whitcomb Riley

Blushes bright pass o’er her cheek,
But pure and pale as is the glow of sunset on a mountain peak,
Robed in eternal snow.
—John Ruskin

Blushing, like some shy maiden in convent bred.
—Sir Walter Scott

Blush … like a black dog, as the saying is.
—William Shakespeare

Blushing like the perfumed morn.
—Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Blush like my waistcoat.
—Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Blushing like Aurora.
—Tobias Smollett

Blushed as with bloodless passion, and its hue
Was as the life and love of hearts on flame.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blushes … as a young virgin on her wedding night.
—Bayard Taylor

I blush as red as cochineal.
—William Makepeace Thackeray

Blushin as red as the Baldinsville skool house when it was fust painted.
—Artemus Ward

A faint blush melting through the light of thy transparent cheek like a rose-leaf bathed in dew.
—John Greenleaf Whittier