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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Return, like the postman.
  Return, like a late summer when the year grows old.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Return upon you like pent waters.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Return, like stars replenished at Joy’s golden urn.
            —Thomas Hood
  Returned, like the first messenger of Noah.
            —Henry Mackenzie
  Returning like dew that hath been to heaven, dropping in rain.
            —Gerald Massey
An echo returned on the cold gray morn,
Like the breath of a spirit sighing.
  Returned like a leaden shilling.
            —Sir Richard Steele
  As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
            —Old Testament
Returning like the Patriarch’s dove,
Wing-weary from the eternal sea.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Returning, like a ghost unlaid.
            —William Wordsworth

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