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


Brighten like a morning of young spring.
—John M. Leavitt

Brightened as in sunshine gleam the ripples
That the cold wind makes in rivers.
—Henry W. Longfellow

Brighten, like a meadow when the sun comes out.
—Dinah Maria Mulock

Brightened, like the full moon of heaven; when the clouds vanish away, and leave her calm and broad in the midst of the sky.

Brightens all my sorrow,
Like gleams of sunshine in a low’ring sky.
—Ambrose Philips

As a forest with birds.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Brightened like the moon.
—Bayard Taylor

Brightening like a star at eve.
—N. P. Willis