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


Clear as a midsummer sky.
—Franklin P. Adams

Clear as a cube of solid sunshine.

Clear as a die.

About as clear as a misty morning on the Thames.

Clear as daylight.

Traced as clearly as currents upon a marble chart.

A voice as clear as forest bird.

Clear as mountain stream.

Clear as paint.

Clear as the notes of a cavalry bugle.

Clear as the skin of a child.

Clear as pearls and diaphanous gems.
—Arabian Nights

Clear as day.
—Robert Armin

Clear at one glance, as two drops of rain in air might look into each other had they life.
—Philip James Bailey

Clear, cold, and icy-blue, like a sea eagle’s eye.
—Philip James Bailey

Clear was her look,
Like an open book.
—William F. Barnard

Clear as the skylark’s earliest greeting in the morning of the year.
—Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

Clear as heaven’s stars.
—James Beattie

Her mind, as cleare as aire.
—Francis Beaumont

Clear as the challenge ov a perlice officer.
—Josh Billings

Clear as virtue.
—Samuel Laman Blanchard

Clear, as God sees through the earth.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Clear as flint.
—Robert Browning

Clear as noon.
—Robert Browning

Clear as a commonplace.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

His projects are clear to my eyes; clear as if he dwelt in glass.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Clear as if no dirt had been cast thereat.
—John Bunyan

As clear and as manifest as the nose on a man’s face.
—Robert Burton

Clear as a whistle.
—John Byrom

Clear as a bell.
—Geoffrey Chaucer

Clear as lake.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Clear as the morning.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Clear as Spring.
—Thomas Davis

Clear as the note of doom.
—Lord De Tabley

Cleared like a doubtful morning when it gives place to a bright noon.
—Charles Dickens

Clear as stars in frosty night.
—William Dunbar

His eye is as clear as the heavens.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clear as the conscious moon.
—James Graeme

Clear as noonday.
—Anthony Hamilton

Clear as the pure River of Life shown to the Evangelist.
—Thomas Hardy

Clear as the mid-day sunshine.
—Nathaniel Hawthorne

Clear as the water in trout pools.
—O. Henry

Clear … as spring water in the high rocks.
—Maurice Hewlett

Loving eyes that gleam
Clear as a starlit mountain stream.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Clear as the glisten of dew on the brier.
—Richard Hovey

As clear as rock-water.
—James Howell

Clear as if the angels had washed it.
—Victor Hugo

Clear like crystal beams.
—Alexander Hume

Clear as the flame of sacrifice.
—Jean Ingelow

Clear as infant’s eyes.
—John Keats

Clear as summer-lightning flare.
—Rudyard Kipling

Ran clear as the light of heaven ere autumn closed.
—Walter Savage Landor

Clear as the finest porcelain.
—Richard Le Gallienne

Clear as running waters are.
—Henry W. Longfellow

Clear as a race course.
—George Meredith

Clear as widowed sky.
—George Meredith

As clear as the classics.
—Donald G. Mitchell

Clear as the blue, sublime, o’er-arching sky.
—James Montgomery

Clear as well water.
—George Moore

Clear as the rosy dawn.
—Henry Morley

The Spirit spake, clear as in Israel.
—John Henry Newman

Thoughts as clear as limpid springs.

Clear as glass.

Clear, like the mysteries of divine science in the bosom of the pious.

As clear as strains by sun-kissed Memnon given.
—Mary Elizabeth Powell

Clear as a brook’s chuckle to the ear.
—James Whitcomb Riley

Clear as the Autumn atmosphere.
—James Whitcomb Riley

As clear as the twitter of birds.
—James Whitcomb Riley

Light as clear as that which fills eternity.
—A. J. Ryan

As purely clear
As crystal drops on vernal grasses.
—Margaret E. Sangster

Clear as a mirror.
—Friedrich von Schiller

As morning roses newly washed with dew.
—William Shakespeare

Clear as the summer’s sun.
—William Shakespeare

As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere.
—William Shakespeare

Countenance as clear as friendship wears at feasts.
—William Shakespeare

Clear as founts in July.
—William Shakespeare

As clear as when a veil of light is drawn o’er evening hills.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Cleare as the skye withouten blame or blot.
—Edmund Spenser

Clear and fair as sunlight and the flowerful air.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as a child’s own laughter.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as heaven of the toils of time.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

As clear as love.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as mirth.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as night beholds her crowning seven.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as righteousness.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Soul as clear as sunlit dew.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as the closest seen and kindly star
That marries morn and even and winter and spring with one love’s golden ring.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as the cloudless hour.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as the flame from the pyres of the dead.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as the plume of a bright black bird.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as the tocsin from the steeple.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear as thy song’s words or the live sun’s light.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Clear, as ever fell from angel’s tongue.
—Paulus Syllogus

Clear as the blast of horn.
—Bayard Taylor

Clear as wind.
—Alfred Tennyson

Clear as crystal.
—New Testament

Clear as the sun.
—Old Testament

Clear as a silver bell.
—Vance Thompson

Clear as heaven’s unclouded brow.
—Henry Vaughan

Singers, that troll clear as bells of gold.
—François Villon

Clearly as two and two makes four.

Clear as the crystal brooks.
—Izaak Walton

Words clear as the sun in its meridian brightness.
—George Washington

Clear as diamonds.
—Theodore Watts-Dunton

Clear as the unsoil’d mountain-rill.
—John Greenleaf Whittier

Clear as the crystal flood.
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Clear as the profiles of goddesses.
—C. N. and A. M. Williamson

A mirror, clear as ’twere a door of air.
—N. P. Willis

Clear as the crystal brooks or the pure azur’d heaven.
—Sir Henry Wotton

Clear as daylight.
—Israel Zangwill