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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Hushed
 
  Hushed, as in waiting for a bird to sing.
            —Richard Hovey
  1
  Lies hushed, like a seer in a vision.
            —William Dean Howells
  2
  Hushed like an infant on its mother’s breast.
            —Gerald Massey
  3
  Hushed, as if nature were retired.
            —Thomas Otway
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  Hush as death.
            —William Shakespeare
  5
  Hushed as midnight.
            —William Shakespeare
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Hushed soft as the leaves and the grasses
Are hushed if the storm’s foot draws near.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Hush’d … as a sick man’s room when he taketh repose.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Hushed as the warm Numidian heaven.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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  Hushed as night.
            —William Wordsworth
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                Hushed
As the unbreathing air, when not a leaf
Stirs in the mighty woods.
            —William Wordsworth
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