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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Shiver
 
  Shiver as the swimmer when he makes his first plunge.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Shivered like a tyrant king when he smelt gunpowder.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Shivered as if in a deadly chill.
            —J. M. Barrie
  3
  Shivered as with an ague-fit.
            —Robert M. Bird
  4
  Shivered in my heart like a suffering child in a cold cradle.
            —Charlotte Brontë
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                Shiver
Like the lotus in the river.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  6
            A shivering thing;
Like a young bird missing its mother’s wing.
            —Eliza Cook
  7
  Shivers, like a signal-flame held high.
            —Victor Hugo
  8
  Shivered … like tautened wire.
            —John Masefield
  9
  Made one shiver unpleasantly, as when the Espanña comes to close quarters with the infuriated brute at a bull fight.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  10
  Shiver’d, like wither’d moss.
            —James Montgomery
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  Shivering in the wind like the sails in the sea song.
            —John Poole
  12
  Shiver’d like an egg.
            —William Shakespeare
  13
  Shivering as if a bullet had struck him.
            —George Bernard Shaw
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