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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Glide like a gentle stream.
  Glided like a flame of wind-blown fire.
            —Thomas Ashe
  Glide like a fallen leaf.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
            Glide away
Like a ghost at break of day.
            —Robert Browning
  Glide like happiness away.
            —Lord Byron
  Glided … like naked demons flitting among the clouds.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
On smoothly, as a river floweth by,
Or as on stately pinion, through the gray
Evening, the culver cuts his liquid way.
            —David Gray
  Glide like the flitting arrow.
            —Thomas Hastings
As thought through spirits sanctified.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
Like phantoms painted on the magic slide,
Forth from the darkness of the past we glide,
As living shadows for a moment seen
In airy pageant on the eternal screen.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Let my soft minutes glide securely on, like subterraneous streams, unheard, unknown.
            —Bishop Norris
  Glide over her mind as water over a glass.
            —Harriet Parr
  Glide to and fro like ghosts of buried centuries.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
Like shuttles through the loom, so swiftly glide
My feather’d hours.
            —George Sandys
  Gliding like a vision o’er the ground.
            —Robert Southey
  Glided like a dream.
            —Celia Thaxter
Gliding like morning mist
Enkindled by the sun.
            —William Wordsworth

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