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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Away
 
  Away like a ghost at break of day.
            —Robert Browning
  1
        Into the night away they go
Like a bolt that’s launched from a steel crossbow.
            —Gottfried A. Bürger
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  Away like a glance of thought.
            —Joseph Rodman Drake
  3
  Away, like wild pigeons startled in the wood.
            —Euripides
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            Like two drops of dew
Exhaled to Phœbus’ lips, away they are gone.
            —John Keats
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  They fall away like the flower on which the sun looks in his strength, after the mildew has passed over it, and its head is heavy with the drops of night.
            —James Macpherson
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  Away, with never a look behind … like an eagle before the wind.
            —George H. Miles
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  Away, like mists that flee from summer sea.
            —Thomas Moore
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  Away, like mists when winds arise.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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  Chased away as the vision of the night.
            —Old Testament
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  Away as with a whirlwind.
            —Old Testament
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