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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sure
 
Sure as monument of brass,
Their fame to future time shall pass.
            —Arthur Acheson
  1
  Sure as a club.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Sure as a stone drops from the hand which lets it go.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Sure as birth and death.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Sure as day and night succeed each other.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Sure as eggs in April.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Sure as gravity.
            —Anonymous
  7
  As sure as Heaven.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Sure as God’s in heaven.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Sure as I’m standing here.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Sure as March in Lent.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Sure as needles point to the north.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Sure as Silas Wegg is to drop into poetry.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Sure as tares.
            —Anonymous
  14
  As sure as that bubbles are in the form of a hemisphere.
            —Anonymous
  15
  As sure as that wild goose never laid a tame egg.
            —Anonymous
  16
  As sure as that the world is turned upside down every twenty-four hours.
            —Anonymous
  17
  Sure as the coat’s on your back.
            —Anonymous
  18
  Sure as the foot of a mule.
            —Anonymous
  19
  Sure as the opportune arrival of the detective on the final curtain of a melodrama.
            —Anonymous
  20
  Sure as the sun shines.
            —Anonymous
  21
  Sure as the steeple bears the bell.
            —Anonymous
  22
  Sure as two and two make four.
            —Anonymous
  23
  Sure as water is water.
            —Anonymous
  24
  Sure as you’re alive.
            —Anonymous
  25
  Sure as shootin’.
            —Anonymous
  26
  As sure as eggs and bacon.
            —Anonymous
  27
  Sure as an obligation sealed in the butter.
            —John Baret
  28
  Sure as a gun.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  29
  Sure as wedlock.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  30
  Sure as stars of hope.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  31
  Sure as sunrise.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  32
  Sure as you are there.
            —John Bunyan
  33
  Sure as death.
            —Pedro Calderón de la Barca
  34
  Sure as the wold gulls make seaward.
            —Bliss Carman
  35
  Sure … as the witch-hazel towards treasure.
            —George W. Curtis
  36
  Sure as a rock.
            —John Davies
  37
  Sure as sun-up.
            —Charles Dickens
  38
  Sure as the gospel.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  39
  Sure as roundness in the dewdrop.
            —George Eliot
  40
  Sure as the devil’s in London.
            —Henry Fielding
  41
  Sure as the fishes swim and birds do fly.
            —Gerhart Hauptmann
  42
  Sure as a juggler’s box.
            —William Carew Hazlitt (English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases)
  43
  Sure as Dover stands at Dover.
            —Thomas Hood
  44
  Sure as a horse when he knows his rider.
            —Richard Hovey
  45
  Sure as Time.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  46
  Sure as the shaft that leaves the Parthian bow.
            —Lucan
  47
  As sure as Heaven rained manna for the Jews.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  48
  Sure as the date on a bill.
            —George Meredith
  49
  Sure as earth lives under snows, and Love lives under pain.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  50
  Sure as fate.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  51
  Sure as God made little apples.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  52
  Sure as I’m alive.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  53
  Sure as you are born.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  54
  As sure as Christmas comes.
            —George Outram
  55
  Sure as is the march of doom.
            —Sandor Petöfi
  56
  Sure as death and taxes are.
            —Poor Robin’s Almanack
  57
  As sure as cold engenders hail.
            —Alexander Pope
  58
  Sure as key of lock.
            —Matthew Prior
  59
  As sure as a gun is iron.
            —Opie Read
  60
Sure as the sun rolls up the morn,
Or twilight from eve is born.
            —Charles Sangster
  61
  Sure as bark on a tree.
            —William Shakespeare
  62
  Sure as day.
            —William Shakespeare
  63
  Sure as I live.
            —William Shakespeare
  64
  Sure as I have thought or soul.
            —William Shakespeare
  65
  Sure as God made Moses.
            —Sam Slick
  66
  Sure as eggs is eggs.
            —Sam Slick
  67
  As sure as any gun.
            —Horace Smith
  68
  As sure as wax-candles have wicks.
            —Horace Smith
  69
  Sure as I hobble on ten toes.
            —James Smith
  70
  Sure as night is known from day.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  71
  Sure as present pain is.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  72
  Sure as truth.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  73
  Sure as sense of beast or bird.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  74
  Sure as comes the postman and the sun.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  75
  Sure as creed.
            —Izaak Walton
  76
  Sure as the most certain sure.
            —Walt Whitman
  77
  Sure as brook to run to river.
            —A. C. Wilke
  78
  As sure as there’s a moon in Heaven.
            —William Wordsworth
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