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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Heave
 
  Heaved and sighed like the dying gasp of a syphon bottle.
            —Anonymous
  1
Heaves …
Like a mighty ship in pain,
Facing the tempest with struggle and strain.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2
  Heaves like a water-weed that opens to the wave.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3
  Heaves like a long-swept wave about to break.
            —Lord Byron
  4
  Heaved like the surface of the sea.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
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  Heaved as in his breast the waves of life kept heaving to and fro.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Heaving … like the sea in the background of a marine piece at the theatre.
            —George Meredith
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  Heaved like ridgy waves.
            —Ossian
  8
Heart heaved as a man’s death-smitten with a dart
That smites him sleeping, warm and full of life.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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