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


Sacred as cats to a priest in Thebes.

Sacred as Hindoo gods.

Sacred as a shrine.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Sacred as the crocodiles were to the ancient Egyptians.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Sacred as churchyard turf.
—Eliza Cook

Sacred as an unvoiced prayer.
—George Meredith

Sacred as a monarch’s hall.
—John Greenleaf Whittier