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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Moan
 
  Moaned like a chafed spirit warring with its lot.
            —Anonymous
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  Moaned like a dismal autumn wind.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  2
  Moaned like a drinker in grievous plight.
            —Arabian Nights
  3
  Moan like the doves.
            —Assyrian
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  Moans like a dying hound.
            —Henry H. Brownell
  5
  Moans … like wind through ill-shut casements.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Moan like nightbirds.
            —Thomas Carlyle
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Moan, like the voice of one who crieth
In the wilderness alone.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Moaned like some stricken thing … strangled with its own despair.
            —Don Marquis
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  Moaning, like the voices of spirits departing in pain.
            —Owen Meredith
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        A wild and desolate moan,
As a sea heart-broken on the hard brown stone.
            —Joaquin Miller
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Moans like a tender infant in its cradle,
Whose nurse has left it.
            —Thomas Otway
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  Moan, like me who hath lost the last and best.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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As running rivers moan
On their course alone,
So I moan
Left alone.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
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  Moan like the waves at set of autumn days.
            —Eliza Scudder
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  The forest moans and vibrates like a vast Æolian harp.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
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  Moaned … like a dirge.
            —Frank Waters
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