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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Roar (Verb)
 
  Roar as doth the sea.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Roared like a burning devil.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Roared like a burning lumber yard.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Roars like a demon in torture.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Roars like a lion.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Roars like a mad bull.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Roared like an angry sea.
            —Anonymous
  7
  A roar deep as the murmuring of Ætna.
            —John Banim
  8
  Roaring like Juno in the Tragedy.
            —Robert Burton
  9
  Roared and murmured like a mountain stream dashing or winding as its torrent strays.
            —Lord Byron
  10
  Roared like breakers in the night.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  11
  Roar as by the evil one possessed.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  12
  Roaring like a foundered horse.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  13
  Roaring like a tempest.
            —Victor Hugo
  14
            Roars in the gloaming
Like an ocean of seething champagne.
            —Charles Kingsley
  15
  Roared like water which rushes from a lock when the gates are open.
            —Camille Lemonnier
  16
  Roaring like a lion for his food.
            —Robert Lloyd
  17
  Roars like a flame that is fanned.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  18
  Roared as if smitten by some god.
            —Lucian
  19
  Roar like a devil with a man in his belly.
            —Andrew Marvell
  20
  Roared like a battle.
            —John Masefield
  21
  Roar like mad waves upon the shore.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
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  Roars like a bull.
            —Baron Karl F. H. von Münchausen
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  Roars … like a swift pursuing hound.
            —Arthur O’Shaughnessy
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                Roar
Like ocean battling with the shore.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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  Roareth like the sea.
            —Old Testament
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  Roars like a bull of Bashan.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
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Rough repetition roars in rudest rhyme,
As clappers clinkle in one charming chime.
            —Bonnell Thornton
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  Roaring like a bear.
            —William Ward
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  Roar like lions for their prey.
            —William Wordsworth
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