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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Calm
 
  Calm as the Judge of Truth.
            —Mark Akenside
  1
  Calm as a summer sea.
            —Louisa M. Alcott
  2
  Calm as a convent.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Calm as a cradled child in Dreamland slumber.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Calm as a June day.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Calm as a midnight sea.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Calm as a saint in Paradise.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Calm as a soft summer eve.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Calm as a virgin in her shroud.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Calm as clam shells.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Calm as the society column of a newspaper.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Calm as deep rivers.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  12
  Calm as glass.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  13
  Features are as calm as marble.
            —John Brougham
  14
Calm, as one who, safe in heaven,
Shall tell a story of his lower life,
Unmoved by shame or anger.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15
Like the battle camp’s fearful calm,
While the banners are spread, and the warriors arm.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  16
  Calm as a babe new-born.
            —Robert Browning
  17
  Calm as beauty.
            —Robert Browning
  18
  A calm as out of just-quelled noise.
            —Robert Browning
  19
  Calm as Heaven’s serenest deeps.
            —William Allen Butler
  20
  Calm as the fields of Heaven.
            —Thomas Campbell
  21
  Calm as a field of snow.
            —Bliss Carman
  22
  Calm, unmoved as the very noon and centre of being.
            —Bliss Carman
  23
  Calm like that when storm is done.
            —Helen G. Cone
  24
  Calm as the gliding moon.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  25
  Calm as a discharged culverin.
            —William Congreve
  26
  Calm as infant-love.
            —George Crabbe
  27
  Calm as forgiven wits at the last hour.
            —Sir William Davenant
  28
  Calm as an autumn night.
            —Lord De Tabley
  29
  Calm as Clapham.
            —Charles Dickens
  30
  Calm as a mirror.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  31
  Calm as a virgin who has never told a lie.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  32
As calm as evening when caressed
By twilight breezes from the west.
            —Sam Walter Foss
  33
  Calm as a statue-saint.
            —Norman Gale
  34
  Calm as a lake in heaven.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  35
Calm as the child who, smiling, hears
The footsteps of advancing years.
            —Mrs. Louise B. Hall
  36
  Calmly, as to a night’s repose, like flowers at set of sun.
            —Fitz-Greene Halleck
  37
  Calm as ice.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  38
Calm as the patient planet’s gleam
That walks the clouded skies.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  39
  Calm as a Mandarin.
            —Richard Hovey
  40
  Calm as night.
            —Victor Hugo
  41
  Calm as the solitude between wide stars.
            —Jean Ingelow
  42
  Calm—as if she were always sitting for her portrait.
            —Henry James
  43
  Calm as brooding clouds.
            —Edward. C. Jones
  44
  Calm as a child in its soft slumber lying.
            —E. M. Kelly
  45
  Calmly, like a soul at rest.
            —Frances Anne Kemble
  46
  Calm as a vestal.
            —William Livingston
  47
  Shone calm … like the moon in the midst of the night.
            —Denis Florence McCarthy
  48
  Calm as the calm that follows duty.
            —George MacDonald
  49
  Calm as the breast of the lake when the loud wind is laid.
            —James Macpherson
  50
  Calm as a statue of Memnon in prostrate Egypt.
            —George Meredith
  51
  A calmness like the calmness of a grave.
            —Owen Meredith
  52
  Calm as some lonely shepherd’s song.
            —Thomas Moore
  53
  Calm as an angel from the blessed land.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  54
  Calm as a spent day of peace ideal.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  55
  Calm as a summer evening before the dark begins.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  56
  Calm as under ground.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  57
  Calm as the smoothest waters.
            —Daniel O’Connell
  58
  Calm as the breast of a lake when the loud wind is laid.
            —Ossian
  59
  He is as calm as calm weather is wont to be.
            —Plautus
  60
  Calm like the sleep of a soul that is blest.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  61
  Calm as Force.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  62
  Calm as … a deeply sheltered mountain lake.
            —John Ruskin
  63
  Calm, as in the days when all was right.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  64
  Calm as the clear evening after vernal rains.
            —John Scott
  65
  Calm as virtue.
            —William Shakespeare
  66
  Calm as a cradled child in dreamless slumber bound.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  67
  Calm as a slumbering babe.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  68
  Calm as an angel in the dragon’s den.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  69
  Calm as death.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  70
  Calm, radiant, like the phantom of the dawn.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  71
  Calm like duty.
            —Robert Southey
  72
Calm as the blind who have not seen the light,
The deaf who hear no precious voice.
            —Edmund Clarence Stedman
  73
  A forehead calm as fate.
            —Edmund Clarence Stedman
  74
  Calm as a Quaker.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  75
  Calm as that second summer which precedes the first fall of the snow.
            —Henry Timrod
  76
  Calm as at Creation’s dawn.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
  77
  Calm as the sky after a day of storm.
            —Voltaire
  78
  Calm as Neptune on the Halcyon seas.
            —William Walsh
  79
  Calm a conscience as ever blessed an anchorite.
            —Thomas Watson
  80
  Serenely calm as summer evenings.
            —Isaac Watts
  81
  Calm as the hermit in his grot.
            —Charles Wesley
  82
  Calm as dawn.
            —Walt Whitman
  83
Calm as a child to slumber soothed,
As if an Angel’s hand had smoothed
The still, white features into rest.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  84
  Calm as earliest morn.
            —Oscar Wilde
  85
  Calm and blessed … like a rich pearl beyond the diver’s ken.
            —N. P. Willis
  86
Calm as a frozen lake when ruthless winds
Blow fiercely.
            —William Wordsworth
  87
  Calm as the dew-drops.
            —William Wordsworth
  88
  Calm as lakes that sleep.
            —William Wordsworth
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