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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Return, like the postman.
            —Anonymous
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  Return, like a late summer when the year grows old.
            —William Cullen Bryant
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  Return upon you like pent waters.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  3
  Return, like stars replenished at Joy’s golden urn.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Returned, like the first messenger of Noah.
            —Henry Mackenzie
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  Returning like dew that hath been to heaven, dropping in rain.
            —Gerald Massey
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An echo returned on the cold gray morn,
Like the breath of a spirit sighing.
            —Mrs.
            —Norton
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  Returned like a leaden shilling.
            —Sir Richard Steele
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  As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
            —Old Testament
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Returning like the Patriarch’s dove,
Wing-weary from the eternal sea.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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  Returning, like a ghost unlaid.
            —William Wordsworth
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