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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Our memory passes like a ripple in the water, or a breeze in the air.
            —Henri F. Amiel
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  Passes like a mode.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Passed like an uncurbed cavalry.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Time passes like the wind.
            —Anonymous
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  Pass like a rolled syllable of midnight thunder from the coming day.
            —Philip James Bailey
  5
  One solitary and foreseeing thought, passed, like a planet’s transit o’er the sun.
            —Philip James Bailey
  6
  Passed, like the foam of the wave.
            —Jane Barlow
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As shadows cast by cloud and sun flit o’er the summer grass,
So, in thy sight, Almighty One! earth’s generations pass.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  8
  Passed away as fairies vanish at the break of day.
            —Hartley Coleridge
  9
            Thy grace must pass
As unremembered things.
            —Lord De Tabley
  10
  Time passed away as a tale which is told.
            —Charles Dickens
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  Passed out as quickly as a sunbeam.
            —Charles Dickens
  12
New generations pass,
Like shadows on the grass.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
  13
  Passed like a meteor.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  14
  Pass away as in vision.
            —Frederic Harrison
  15
The generations pass, like autumn’s fruits,
Garnered, consumed, and springing fresh to life.
            —James A. Hillhouse
  16
  Passed away like waves.
            —Victor Hugo
  17
                Pass away—
As flowers that bloom at morn, at eve decay.
            —Francis Scott Key
  18
Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast flying cloud,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
Man passes from life to his rest in the grave.
            —William Knox
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  Little troubles pass like little ripples in a sunny river.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  20
  Passed like the mournful cry of sunward sailing cranes.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  21
  When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  22
  Passed like a dream away.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
  23
  They pass like a shade away.
            —James Macpherson
  24
                They pass
Like a breath from the face of a glass.
            —Don Marquis
  25
  Pass away, like a thin cloud that melts across the moon.
            —James Montgomery
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                Passed
Like autumn foliage withering in the blast.
            —James Montgomery
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  Passed like a day-dream.
            —Thomas Moore
  28
All gently pass away,
Like mists that flee
From a summer sea.
            —Thomas Moore
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                All my days
Passed like an empty vision.
            —Lewis Morris
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  Pass’d, like swift clouds across a windy sky.
            —Arthur Joseph Munby
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  Passed along the waves like the chariot of Neptune.
            —Baron Karl F. H. von Münchausen
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  Passed away, like shadows of the moon.
            —Adelaide A. Procter
  33
                Passed away,
Like the remembrance of a guest that tarrieth but a day.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
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                Pass’d by me
As misers do by beggars.
            —William Shakespeare
  35
  Passed, like a cloud on the blast.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  36
Must pass, as grains of sand must fall,
Beneath the infinite calm sea
Of ages and eternity.
            —Harry B. Smith
  37
  Passed away like summer clouds.
            —Robert Southey
  38
And pass as love and sorrow pass,
As shadows flashing down a glass,
As dew-flowers blowing in flowerless grass.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Passes as the grey dew from the morning mountain grasses.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Pass as the flight of a year.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  41
Passed, like a sudden squall that tears the sea,
Yet leaves a sun to smile the billows down.
            —Bayard Taylor
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  Pass like a light.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Passeth away as a cloud.
            —Old Testament
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  Pass through thy hand as a river.
            —Old Testament
  45
  Passed, like a sweet but transient dream.
            —Frank Waters
  46
As a cloud of the sunset, slow melting in heaven,
As a star that is lost when the daylight is given,
As a glad dream of slumber, which wakens in bliss,
She hath pass’d to the world of the holy from this.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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                Pass,
Like shadows through a twilight land.
            —Oscar Wilde
  48
  Passed like a fancy that is swept away.
            —William Wordsworth
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