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

Smile (Noun)

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.
—Serbian Ballad

Her smile was like a summer morn.
—Robert Burns

Smile as gay as th’ sun o’ th’ May.
—Alice Cary

Charming smiles thy beauteous face adorn,
As May’s white blossoms gaily deck the thorn.
—Thomas Chatterton

Smiles … sweet as the flow’rs in bloom of spring array’d.
—Thomas Chatterton

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.
—Michael Field

Smile like the bloom of the morning.
—Edward Octavus Flagg

Smiles, like meteors of the night,
Just give one flash of momentary light.
—Walter Harte

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.
—Victor Hugo

Smile like morning gold.
—Victor Hugo

Her smile was such as a sultan might, in a blissful and fond moment, bestow on a slave his gold gems had enriched.
—Victor Hugo

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.
—Charles Kingsley

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.
—Charles Lamb

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.
—Samuel Lover

A half smile, like the moonlight of laughter, dawned on her face.
—George MacDonald

Her smile as sunshine on a ripening land.
—Gerald Massey

Its smile is as a thankful hymn.
—Gerald Massey

Her smile—it was like the golden wine
Poured in the spirit, as in a cup.
—Owen Meredith

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.
—Lewis Morris

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.
—Alexander Smith

Smile … like sunshine opening through a shower in vernal skies.
—Robert Southey

A smile
Sweet as good Angels wear when they present
Their mortal charge before the throne of Heaven.
—Robert Southey

Smile, it was like sunshine in a shady place.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Crimson smile,
Like seas hid by a meadow-land.
—Trumbull Stickney

Smiles more sweet than flowers.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

A smile that was like sunrise on a sea strewn with wreckage.
—Edith Wharton

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.
—Sarah Williams

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.
—William Winter

An innocent smile, like a sunbeam kissing a velvet rose.
—William Winter