|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Break him like a biscuit.|
Beaumont and Fletcher
| Break like an oer-bent bow.|
| Break as a bubble oer-blown in a dream.|
| Their ranks are breaking like thin clouds before a Biscay gale.|
Thomas Babington Macaulay
|Breaking, like rosy clouds at even-tide|
Around the rich pavilion of the sun.
| The columns break, like shattered foam.|
|Breaking his oath and resolution, like|
A twist of rotten silk.
| Break like a bursting heart.|
Percy Bysshe Shelley
| Break forth as laughter on lips that said nought till the pulse in them beat loves march.|
Algernon Charles Swinburne