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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Free
 
                Free,
As Thames and Seine, St. Lawrence, Nile, and Ganges,
Mingled in one illimitable sea.
            —Grant Allen
  1
  Free as a fly.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Free as a gift.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Free as a wood sawer.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Free as egg-nog on Christmas Eve.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Free as the diamond is free from alloy.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Free as the sybil’s leaves of yore.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Free as thought.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Free as a hurricane.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Free as a mountain goat.
            —Anonymous
  10
  As free from artifice as is the dimple in childhood’s cheek.
            —Alfred Austin
  11
  Free as Phœbus.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  12
  Free as wanton winds.
            —Aphra Behn
  13
  Free, as a young calf, from sorrow.
            —Aphra Behn
  14
  Free as whispering air.
            —Aphra Behn
  15
  Free as bird on branch, just as ready to fly east as west.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  16
  Free as light.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  17
  Free as a babe from cheating.
            —Robert Browning
  18
  Free as cloud and sunbeam are.
            —Robert Browning
  19
  Free and winding as a poet’s thought through his verse.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20
  Free and graceful … like Dian when the bounding hart she tracks through the morning dew.
            —Chæremon
  21
  Free as the wind.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  22
  Free as the light and air.
            —Charles Churchill
  23
  Free as water.
            —Will Levington Comfort
  24
  Free as the sunbeams on the chainless air.
            —Robert T. Conrad
  25
  Free-handed as a harlot.
            —John Davidson
  26
  Free as a liberated ghost.
            —Sydney Dobell
  27
  Free and noble as clear poesy.
            —Michael Drayton
  28
  Free as nature first made man.
            —John Dryden
  29
  Free as an Arab.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  30
  Free as a mountain bird.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  31
  Free as a tethered ass.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  32
  Free as the hawk.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  33
  Smiling free, as rose to summer air.
            —Dora Greenwell
  34
  Free as the soul.
            —Edward Hake
  35
  Free, like one who trails the plough.
            —Samuel Hoffenstein
  36
            Good and free
As when poor Eve was innocent.
            —Jean Ingelow
  37
  Free as an eagle.
            —John Keats
  38
  Free as the sky-searching lark.
            —John Keats
  39
  Free as the breeze.
            —Francis Scott Key
  40
            More divinely free
Than Pacific’s boundless sea.
            —Frederic L. Knowles
  41
  Free as ambient air.
            —Sir Roger L’Estrange
  42
  Free as the waters of life.
            —Alfred Henry Lewis
  43
  Free as a king.
            —Thomas Lodge
  44
  Free as warmth in summer’s weather.
            —Charles Mackay
  45
  Free as breezes be on Nature’s velvet flooring.
            —Eric Mackay
  46
  Free as the thought that ye canna confine.
            —David Macbeth Moir
  47
Free as Severn’s waves, that spring to bless
Their parent hills.
            —James Montgomery
  48
  Free as the fetterless wind.
            —Thomas Moore
  49
  Free as first innocence.
            —Thomas Otway
  50
  Free as mountain winds.
            —William Shakespeare
  51
  Freer than a jailer.
            —William Shakespeare
  52
  Free in spirit as the mountain.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  53
  Free from flaw or stain as diamond from the mine.
            —Douglas B. W. Sladen
  54
                Free,
As the stars’ mountain-tops be,
As the pearl, in the depths of the sea,
From the portionless king that wears it.
            —Edmund Clarence Stedman
  55
                Free
As birds that breast and brave the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  56
  Free as the circling sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  57
  Free as heaven.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  58
  Free-born as winds and stars and waves are free.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  59
  Freer than birds or dreams are free.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  60
  Free as song.
            —Bayard Taylor
  61
  As free as the eagle’s wing.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
  62
  Free as fishing is.
            —Izaak Walton
  63
  Free as Emperors.
            —William Ward
  64
Free as our rivers are
Ocean-ward going.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  65
                Free to rise
As leaves on Autumn’s whirlwind borne.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  66
  Free as India’s leopard.
            —N. P. Willis
  67
  Free as the soul of the fragrant wine.
            —William Winter
  68
  Free as the Sun.
            —William Wordsworth
  69
  Free as our desires.
            —William Wordsworth
  70
 
 
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