(as) white as snow

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(as) white as snow

Extremely white or pale in color or complexion. Now that my grandfather has stopped dying his hair, it's become as white as snow. My father, his face white as snow, put the phone down and told us he'd lost his job.
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white as snow

If something is as white as snow, it is very white in colour. Aged 90, her hair is now as white as snow.
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References in classic literature ?
But after a short time the woman gave birth to a little girl, who was as white as snow and as cold as ice.
Snow White tells the story of the beautiful princess who, with skin as white as snow and hair as black as coal, is the fairest of them all.
"The red on the white looked so beautiful that she thought to herself, 'If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this frame.'" Soon after, a baby girl was born, fulfilling the good Queen's wish.
Again, just as in Snow White, the heroine of that story wants a child as 'red as blood and as white as snow'; she also dies shortly after child birth.