As dizzy as a goose.
As dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to this folly.
Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXVI, v. 11)
As down in the sunless retreats of the ocean
Sweet flowers are springing no mortal can see,
So deep in my soul the still prayer of devotion
Unheard by the world, rises silent to Thee.
As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.
As drunk as a Banbury tinker.
As drunk as a beggar.
As drunk as a drum.
As drunk as a lord.
As drunk as a rat.
As drunk as a tinker's bitch.
As drunk as a wheelbarrow.
As drunk as David's sow.
As dry as a bone.
As dry as a kex.
As dull as a Dutchman.
As dull as ditchwater.
As dull as Dun in the mire.
As dun as a mouse.
As each one wishes his children to be so they are.
As Egypt does not on the clouds rely
But to the Nile owes more than to the sky;
So what our earth and what our heaven denies
Our ever constant friend, the sea supplies.
The taste of hot Arabia's spice we know,
Free from the scorching sun that makes it grow;
Without the worm in Persia's silks we shine;
And without planting, drink of every vine,
To dig for wealth we weary not our limbs.
Gold, though the heaviest metal hither swims,
Ours is the harvest where the Indians mow.
We plough the deep, and reap what others sow.
As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.
As enfermidades vêm a cavalo e retiram-se a pé.
As estrelas luzem no meio das trevas, mas, aparecendo o sol, desaparecem.
As every lord giveth a certain livery to his servants, charity is the very livery of Christ. Our Saviour, Who is the Lord above all lords, would have His servants known by their badge, which is love.
As every mercy is a drop obtained from the ocean of God's goodness, so every affliction is a drachm weighed out in the wisdom of God's providence.
As every one is pleased with imagining that he knows something not yet commonly divulged, secret history easily gains credit; but it is for the most part believed only while it circulates in whispers, and when once it is openly told, is openly refuted.
As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every minute of time.
As expressive as the face.
N. P. Willis
As fair as Lady Done.
As fall the light autumnal leaves, one still the other following, till the bough strews all its honors.
As false as a fox.
As false as a Scot.
As air, as water, as wind, as sandy earth;
As fox to lamb; as wolf to heifer's calf;
Pard to the hind, or stepdame to her son.
As far and wide the vernal breeze
Sweet odours waft from blooming trees,
So, too, the grateful savour spreads
To distant lands of virtuous deeds.
As far as the stars are from the earth, and as different as fire is from water, so much do self-interest and integrity differ.
As far as the sun shines in on Candlemas Day,
so far will the snow blow in afore old May.
As fast as a bear in a cage.
As fast as a dog will lick a dish.
As fast as a Kentish oyster.
As fast as hops.
As fast lock'd up in sleep, as guiltless labor,
When it lies starkly in the traveller's bones.
As fat as a Bacon-pig at Martlemas.
As fat as Big Ben.
As fate is inexorable, and not to be moved either with tears or reproaches, an excess of sorrow is as foolish as profuse laughter; while, on the other hand, not to mourn at all is insensibility.
As feridas da calúnia fecham-se, mas as cicatrizes restam.
As fierce as a dig.
As fierce as a lion of Cotswold.
As fierce as hell, or fiercer still,
A woman piqued who has her will.
Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)
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