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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Gentle
 
  Gentle as a fawn.
            —Irish Ballad
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  Gentle as a love-sick maid.
            —Aphra Behn
  2
  Gentle as a turtle-dove.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  3
  As gentle as the lover’s sighs.
            —Claudian
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  Gentle as the moon.
            —Richard Henry Dana (1787–1879)
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  Gentle and placid as Socrates.
            —Alphonse Daudet
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  Gentle as sleep.
            —Lord De Tabley
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  Gentle as a feather-stroke.
            —George Eliot
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  Gentle as the falling dew.
            —Hesiod (Cooke)
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  Voice gentle as the breeze that plays in the evening among the spices of Sahara.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
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  More gentle than the wind in summer.
            —John Keats
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  As gentle an’ soft as the sweet summer air.
            —Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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  Gentle as truth.
            —William James Linton
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  Gentle as chaines that honor binde.
            —Richard Lovelace
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  Gentle as a sigh love-fraught.
            —Evan MacColl
  15
            Gentle, loving, kind
Like Mary singing to her mangered child.
            —George MacDonald
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  Gentle as infancy.
            —William Thompson Price
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  Gentle as the cradle-babe.
            —William Shakespeare
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            They are as gentle
As zephyrs blowing below the violet.
            —William Shakespeare
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Gentyll as faucoun  Or hauke of the towre.
            —John Skelton
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  Gentle as eve.
            —John Taylor
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Music that gentler on the spirit lies,  Than tir’d eyelids upon tir’d eyes.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  The queen as soft and gentle, like a moonbeam white and fair.
            —Ludwig Uhland
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  Gentle as an infant child.
            —William Wordsworth
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  Gentle as the morning light.
            —William Wordsworth
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  Gentle as a jay on tree.
            —Worlde and the Chylde
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