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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Bent
 
  Bent down like violets after rain.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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  Bent … like some rapt poet o’er his rhyme.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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  Bent like a drooping rose.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Bent like a whip.
            —Anonymous
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  Bent like an old bruised lantern.
            —R. D. Blackmore
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  Bent-down like corbels of a building.
            —Thomas Carlyle
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  Bent … like a soldier at the approach of an assault.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Bent and trembled like the rushes.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Bent like some great bow unstrung.
            —Joaquin Miller
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  Bent, like a rainbow.
            —Robert Southey
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