Home  »  A Dictionary of Similes  »  Glisten

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


Glistens like the forehead of morning.

Glistened as still
As when on moonlit eves no zephyr spills the glistening dew.
—Edwin Arnold

Glistening, like a maid at her own ideas.
—R. D. Blackmore

Glistened like dormer-windows piled with snow.
—R. D. Blackmore

Glistened like a plate of beaten silver.
—James Fenimore Cooper

Glistened like the path of diamonds in the sun.
—Charles Dickens

Glistening … like the track of moonlight on the sea.
—Thomas Hardy

Glistens like a star.
—Emma Lazarus

Glistened as the tears in a widow’s eyes.
—Camille Lemonnier

Glistened like the dews of morn.
—Henry W. Longfellow

Glistened like the sun in water.
—Henry W. Longfellow

Glistened like the glow of precious stones.
—George Mac-Henry

His eyes dilated and glistened like the last flame that shoots up from an expiring fire.
—Guy de Maupassant

Glistens like a clump of stars.
—Cosmo Monkhouse

Glistening like gossamer.
—James Montgomery

Glisten like the glistening eyes of nightingales in vernal leaves.
—Robert Noel

Glistening like satin.

Glistened, like a globe of burnished gold.
—Edgar Allan Poe

Glistened like an emerald,
Beneath the glow-worm’s sheen.
—Francis S. Saltus

Glistring lyke glasse.
—John Skelton

Eye glistened like that of a rattlesnake.
—Tobias Smollett

Glistened like a tin roof in the noon-day sun.
—Henry M. Stanley

Glistening like the eyes of love.
—Joseph Turnley