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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Perish
 
  Perish … like a microbe in hot water.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Perish, through their over-confidence, like Icarus.
            —Francis Bacon
  2
  Perish, as the quickening breath of God … is withdrawn.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  3
They perish as a robe outworn,
As faded leaves they float away.
            —Lord De Tabley
  4
  Perish like leaves.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5
  Perish as the summer fly.
            —Henry Arthur Jones
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  Perisheth, and is past by, like the Pearle in the Fable.
            —Ben Jonson
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Perished with him like a rocket which falls
And quenches its light in earth.
            —Edgar Lee Masters
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                Perishing,
As though they were but things of dust and ashes.
            —James Montgomery
  9
  Perished like the pageant of a dream.
            —Thomas L. Peacock
  10
  Perished like some gift of earth.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
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  Perish, as haze in sunrise on the red sea-line.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  12
  Perish as the snow built up of sleep.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  13
  Perish forever like his own dung.
            —Old Testament
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