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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Gleam
 
  Gleams like a naked sword.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Gleamed like fireflies.
            —Anonymous
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  Gleamed like gold from the evening rays.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Gleam like sunny heavens.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Gleaming like the chamomile.
            —Arabian Nights
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  Gleamed as the lightning glitters against the murky night.
            —Edwin Arnold
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  Gleamed like a praying-carpet at the foot of those divinest altars.
            —Edwin Arnold
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  Gleam like glass.
            —Philip James Bailey
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  Gleaming like the white moonlight.
            —Philip James Bailey
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  Gleaming like a flash of lightning.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  10
  Gleamed upon the water like a bride at her looking-glass.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  11
  Gleamed like star-motes in the milky-way.
            —Mathilde Blind
  12
  Gleameth like a seraph sword.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  13
            Glare
Like gates of hell.
            —Robert Browning
  14
  Gleamed like Saint Sophia’s dome when all the faithful troop to morning prayer.
            —Robert Browning
  15
  Gleam … like the phosphor of the foam upon the shore.
            —Robert Buchanan
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  Gleams, like a seraph from the sky descending.
            —Lord Byron
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  Gleams like flint.
            —Madison Cawein
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                Gleam
Like the bright rainbow on an evening stream.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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                Golden gleams,
Like the bright miracles we see in dreams.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
  20
  Gleaming like shot silk in the sunshine.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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  Gleamed like the flocks of cloudlets bright in sunny air at morn.
            —Frederick William Faber
  22
  Gleamed … like sapphires in the mid-day hours.
            —Paul Ferroll
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  Gleamed as funeral lamps in a sepulchral chamber.
            —Gustave Flaubert
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  The sand … gleamed like mica dust.
            —Théphile Gautier
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  Gleamed … like a star beam, one star beam of some high predominant star.
            —Arthur Henry Hallam
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  Gleamed and shone, like a splinter of daylight downward thrown.
            —William Wallace Harney
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  Gleams, like to the angel’s sword.
            —Charles Harpur
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  Gleams like an angel-market.
            —William Ernest Henley
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  Gleams like a diamond on a dancing girl.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Gleam like gold.
            —Philander Chase Johnson
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  Gleaming like rose-hued pearls below the wave.
            —Frances Anne Kemble
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  Gleam like pale wells of precious malachite.
            —Frances Anne Kemble
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  Gleams like a dream in his face.
            —Henry. C. Kendall
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  Gleam like the golden flash of a moon-lit stream.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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  Gleams like the taper in the blaze of day.
            —Robert Lloyd
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  Like a river, frozen and star-lit, gleamed his coat of mail.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Gleamed like a grate of brass.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Gleamed on the hillside like a patch of snow.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Gleam, like midnight’s boreal dances.
            —James Russell Lowell
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  Gleamed like moonshine on wet sands.
            —George MacDonald
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  Gleam, like drifted gold in summer’s cloudless beam.
            —James Montgomery
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  Gleam’d, like the meteors of a northern sky.
            —James Montgomery
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Gleam like the pearls that sprinkle
A virgin’s golden hair.
            —Nanakkash
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  Gleamed like the young moon’s crescent.
            —Pilpay
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  Gleam, like a glow-worm in the night.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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  Gleams like a rising harvest moon.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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  Gleams like the galleon rare of an Argonaut’s dreams.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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  Gleams like a beacon from afar.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
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                Gleam
Like islands on a dark blue sea.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Gleam like the white effigies on tombs in dim cathedrals.
            —Alexander Smith
  51
  Lurid gleam, like the reflection of a sulphur fire.
            —Robert Southey
  52
  Gleams as a ghost’s glory in dreams.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  53
  Gleam broad as the brows of the billows that brighten the storm with their crests.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  54
Gleam like a cloud the westering sun stains red
Till all the blood of day’s blithe heart be bled
And all night’s heart requickened.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Gleams like spring’s green bloom on boughs all gaunt and gnarry.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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                Gleam
Like the green heights of sunset heaven.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Gleam like a brooklet, whose bed is all unshaded.
            —Carmen Sylva
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  Gleam like sea-mists o’er the plain.
            —Bayard Taylor
  59
  Gleamed like fancy made of golden air.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  60
  Gleam like the rosy east.
            —William Thomson
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  Gleamed like a satin ribbon in the sun, or like the pearly inside of a shell.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
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  Gleaming like a sea.
            —Virgil
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  Gleams like an angry lion’s eye.
            —Oscar Wilde
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