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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Hopeless
 
Hopeless and as full of fear
As are the blasted banks of Erebus.
            —Christopher Marlowe
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  Hopeless as telling Belshazzar his dream.
            —Thomas Nelson Page
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  As hopeless as for the musician to pour his notes into the ear of a deaf man.
            —James McNeill Whistler
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