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


Calm as the Judge of Truth.
—Mark Akenside

Calm as a summer sea.
—Louisa M. Alcott

Calm as a convent.

Calm as a cradled child in Dreamland slumber.

Calm as a June day.

Calm as a midnight sea.

Calm as a saint in Paradise.

Calm as a soft summer eve.

Calm as a virgin in her shroud.

Calm as clam shells.

Calm as the society column of a newspaper.

Calm as deep rivers.
—R. D. Blackmore

Calm as glass.
—Charlotte Brontë

Features are as calm as marble.
—John Brougham

Calm, as one who, safe in heaven,
Shall tell a story of his lower life,
Unmoved by shame or anger.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Like the battle camp’s fearful calm,
While the banners are spread, and the warriors arm.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Calm as a babe new-born.
—Robert Browning

Calm as beauty.
—Robert Browning

A calm as out of just-quelled noise.
—Robert Browning

Calm as Heaven’s serenest deeps.
—William Allen Butler

Calm as the fields of Heaven.
—Thomas Campbell

Calm as a field of snow.
—Bliss Carman

Calm, unmoved as the very noon and centre of being.
—Bliss Carman

Calm like that when storm is done.
—Helen G. Cone

Calm as the gliding moon.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Calm as a discharged culverin.
—William Congreve

Calm as infant-love.
—George Crabbe

Calm as forgiven wits at the last hour.
—Sir William Davenant

Calm as an autumn night.
—Lord De Tabley

Calm as Clapham.
—Charles Dickens

Calm as a mirror.
—Alexandre Dumas, père

Calm as a virgin who has never told a lie.
—Alexandre Dumas, père

As calm as evening when caressed
By twilight breezes from the west.
—Sam Walter Foss

Calm as a statue-saint.
—Norman Gale

Calm as a lake in heaven.
—Sir William Schwenk Gilbert

Calm as the child who, smiling, hears
The footsteps of advancing years.
—Mrs. Louise B. Hall

Calmly, as to a night’s repose, like flowers at set of sun.
—Fitz-Greene Halleck

Calm as ice.
—Nathaniel Hawthorne

Calm as the patient planet’s gleam
That walks the clouded skies.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Calm as a Mandarin.
—Richard Hovey

Calm as night.
—Victor Hugo

Calm as the solitude between wide stars.
—Jean Ingelow

Calm—as if she were always sitting for her portrait.
—Henry James

Calm as brooding clouds.
—Edward. C. Jones

Calm as a child in its soft slumber lying.
—E. M. Kelly

Calmly, like a soul at rest.
—Frances Anne Kemble

Calm as a vestal.
—William Livingston

Shone calm … like the moon in the midst of the night.
—Denis Florence McCarthy

Calm as the calm that follows duty.
—George MacDonald

Calm as the breast of the lake when the loud wind is laid.
—James Macpherson

Calm as a statue of Memnon in prostrate Egypt.
—George Meredith

A calmness like the calmness of a grave.
—Owen Meredith

Calm as some lonely shepherd’s song.
—Thomas Moore

Calm as an angel from the blessed land.
—Dinah Maria Mulock

Calm as a spent day of peace ideal.
—Dinah Maria Mulock

Calm as a summer evening before the dark begins.
—Dinah Maria Mulock

Calm as under ground.
—Dinah Maria Mulock

Calm as the smoothest waters.
—Daniel O’Connell

Calm as the breast of a lake when the loud wind is laid.

He is as calm as calm weather is wont to be.

Calm like the sleep of a soul that is blest.
—T. Buchanan Read

Calm as Force.
—Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Calm as … a deeply sheltered mountain lake.
—John Ruskin

Calm, as in the days when all was right.
—Friedrich von Schiller

Calm as the clear evening after vernal rains.
—John Scott

Calm as virtue.
—William Shakespeare

Calm as a cradled child in dreamless slumber bound.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Calm as a slumbering babe.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Calm as an angel in the dragon’s den.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Calm as death.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Calm, radiant, like the phantom of the dawn.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Calm like duty.
—Robert Southey

Calm as the blind who have not seen the light,
The deaf who hear no precious voice.
—Edmund Clarence Stedman

A forehead calm as fate.
—Edmund Clarence Stedman

Calm as a Quaker.
—William Makepeace Thackeray

Calm as that second summer which precedes the first fall of the snow.
—Henry Timrod

Calm as at Creation’s dawn.
—John. C. Van Dyke

Calm as the sky after a day of storm.

Calm as Neptune on the Halcyon seas.
—William Walsh

Calm a conscience as ever blessed an anchorite.
—Thomas Watson

Serenely calm as summer evenings.
—Isaac Watts

Calm as the hermit in his grot.
—Charles Wesley

Calm as dawn.
—Walt Whitman

Calm as a child to slumber soothed,
As if an Angel’s hand had smoothed
The still, white features into rest.
—John Greenleaf Whittier

Calm as earliest morn.
—Oscar Wilde

Calm and blessed … like a rich pearl beyond the diver’s ken.
—N. P. Willis

Calm as a frozen lake when ruthless winds
Blow fiercely.
—William Wordsworth

Calm as the dew-drops.
—William Wordsworth

Calm as lakes that sleep.
—William Wordsworth