Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
The smiles of his dark-blue eyes sparkle like the sea when first lighted up by the rays of the sun.
Smiles and tears, like sunshine and rain, are necessary for the development of life.
Smiled, as mountains smile to see the spring.
—Ancient Ballad of Hindustan
Her smiles were like the glowing sunshine.
Her smile was like a summer morn.
Smile as gay as th’ sun o’ th’ May.
Charming smiles thy beauteous face adorn,
As May’s white blossoms gaily deck the thorn.
Smiles … sweet as the flow’rs in bloom of spring array’d.
A smile as fine as wine.
—Frederick S. Cozzens
’Twould force a misanthrope to hang a smile upon his lip, as dewdrop on a thorn.
Smile like the bloom of the morning.
—Edward Octavus Flagg
Smiles, like meteors of the night,
Just give one flash of momentary light.
Smiles as thick on rosy lips as ripples on the sea.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
A grim smile, like lion that has found a way of exit.
Smile like morning gold.
Her smile was such as a sultan might, in a blissful and fond moment, bestow on a slave his gold gems had enriched.
Her smile grateful as the dissolution of the ice.
—Dr. Samuel Johnson
Wan smiles flickered, like the northern dawn, across her worn cheeks’ ice-field.
He strove to clothe his agony in smiles,
Which he would force up in his poor pale cheeks,
Like ill-timed guests that had no proper dwelling there.
The smiles which play on my cheek in public are to my heart as moonbeams falling on some rock of ice; they shine, but warm not.
—Matthew Gregory Lewis
Capacious … smile, like the exaggerated reflection of a concave mirror.
A half smile, like the moonlight of laughter, dawned on her face.
Her smile as sunshine on a ripening land.
Its smile is as a thankful hymn.
Her smile—it was like the golden wine
Poured in the spirit, as in a cup.
Thy smiles, like sunflowers in the golden light they love.
—Henry Hart Milman
Childhood … smiles, like glimpses of heaven.
—Donald G. Mitchell
Smile like sunlight in a rippling sea.
Her smile is like the noon-splendor of a day of June.
—James Whitcomb Riley
As a meteor bright,
As a comet bright,
Was her smile of pearl and spray.
—Francis S. Saltus
How like the dewdrops on a drooping flower are smiles from gentle eyes.
—John G. Saxe
Smiles, which spread like radiance from the cloud-surrounded moon.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley
A half smile hovering round her happy lips like a bright butterfly around a flower.
Smile … like sunshine opening through a shower in vernal skies.
Sweet as good Angels wear when they present
Their mortal charge before the throne of Heaven.
Smile, it was like sunshine in a shady place.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
Like seas hid by a meadow-land.
Smiles more sweet than flowers.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne
A smile that was like sunrise on a sea strewn with wreckage.
Her smile is as a listening child’s
Who hears its mother’s call.
—John Greenleaf Whittier
A smile which cheered—like the breaking day.
—John Greenleaf Whittier
A smile as joyous, frank, and innocent
As that with which a babe awakes from sleep.
Around the lips a smile played like the shadow of a silver cloud upon a sunlit stream.
—James. C. Wilson
A smile … as sleeps a sunbeam on a stone.
An innocent smile, like a sunbeam kissing a velvet rose.