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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Melt
 
  Melts like the fitful vapor.
            —Grant Allen
  1
  Melted away like an image of snow.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Melts like a passing smoke, a nightly dream.
            —Matthew Arnold
  3
  Melt as in a dream.
            —Thomas Boyd
  4
Melted as a star might do,
Still smiling as she melted slow.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  5
Melts in the furnace of desire,
Like glass, that’s but the ice of fire.
            —Samuel Butler
  6
  Melt, like man, to Time.
            —Lord Byron
  7
  Melted like a phantasm.
            —Pedro de la Barca Calderón
  8
  Melt like two hungry torrents.
            —George Chapman
  9
  Melting, like ghosts before the rising sun.
            —Charles Churchill
  10
  Melt like straggling snow that falls on fire.
            —Aaron Hill
  11
  Melted like an image of snow.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  12
  Melting as a lover’s prayer.
            —John Hughes
  13
  Melt away into the darkness like a snowflake in the water.
            —Victor Hugo
  14
  Melt like gold refined.
            —Jean Ingelow
  15
  Melts in, like the smile that sinks in the face of the dreamer.
            —Ebenezer Jones
  16
            Sweet Pleasure melteth,
Like the bubbles when rain pelteth.
            —John Keats
  17
                Melted, as the rose
Blendeth its odour with the violet.
            —John Keats
  18
  Melts like a pearl in pot of vinegar.
            —Justin Huntley McCarthy
  19
  Melting, like mist, away.
            —Thomas Moore
  20
  Melted like vapor in the sun.
            —George P. Morris
  21
  Fond duties melt away like April snows.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  22
Like frost work in the morning ray,
The fancied fabric melts away.
            —Sir Walter Scott
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            Melt away,
Like dissolving spray.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Melt, like cloud to cloud.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  25
                Melts away
Like moonlight in the heaven of spreading day.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Melted, as in a crucible.
            —William Wetmore Story
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  He melted like a cloud in the silent summer heaven.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Melt like mist.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Melt away as waters which run continual.
            —Old Testament
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  Melted like wax.
            —Old Testament
  31
  Melt as an iceberg in the tropics.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
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  Melt … like the sun from the day.
            —John Wilson
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