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


Eye … glared like a full moon, or a broad burnished shield.
—Joseph Addison

Glares like the maniac’s moon, whose light is madness.

Glaring like mad.

Glaring at each other like two gaunt wolves with a famished brood.
—Mathilde Blind

Glare like the eye of an enemy.
—Joseph Conrad

Glaring like a lion in a trap.
—O. Henry

Like to a dreadful comet in the air.
—Robert Herrick

Glares like a tiger.
—Victor Hugo

Glares like an excited cat.
—Rudyard Kipling

Glared like hot iron.
—Rudyard Kipling

Glaring like red insanity.
—Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Broad and glaring as the eye of the Cyclops.
—Walter Savage Landor

As glares the famished eagle from the Digentian rock
On a choice lamb that bounds alone before Bandusia’s flock,
Herminus glared on Sextus.
—Thomas Babington Macaulay

Glared like a torch amidst creation’s tomb.
—James Montgomery

Like fiery serpents hissing through the air.
—James Montgomery

Glare, as when a torch is hurled before a sleeper’s eyes.
—Bayard Taylor

Glares, like a troubled Spirit.
—William Wordsworth