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


As different as an equinoctial is from an evangel.

Different as dog-days and those at Christmas.

Different as gold and platina.

Different as swan is from goose.

As different as paths of storm.
—Ambrose Bierce

As different as our faces.
—C. C. Colton

Different an aim as a child’s first journey across a floor.
—Nathaniel Hawthorne

As different … as a sigh from the southwest is from the northeastern breeze.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Different as the two hemispheres in the time of Columbus.
—George Meredith

Different as dark eyes from golden hair.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne