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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Shun
 
  Shun wickedness as swallows shun pestilent places.
            —Saint Augustine
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  Shun him like the plague.
            —Robert Browning
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  Shun her like garlic.
            —Lord Byron
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  Shunned like a viper.
            —Mathew Carey
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  Shunned like base praise and hireling’s mart.
            —Aubrey De Vere
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  Shunn’d him as a sailor shuns the rocks.
            —John Dryden
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  Shun as moles shun light.
            —O. Henry
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  Shun him like the pest.
            —Edward Sharpham
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  Shun as sullen night-ravens do the sun.
            —Henry Vaughan
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  Shun, like a shattered bark, the storm.
            —William Wordsworth
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