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

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