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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Silently as a snail slips over a cabbage leaf on a dewy morning.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Silently as a dream.
            —William Cowper
  Silently as a fish in a stream.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  Fall silently like dew on roses.
            —John Dryden
  Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.
            —William Hamilton Gibson
  Silently … as colours steal into the pear or plum.
            —Robert Herrick
E’en like the passage of an angel’s tear
That falls through the clear ether silently.
            —John Keats
  Silently as a cloud rolls out of the mouth of a valley.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Silently as the winds of the desert sweep upward and northward over the plains.
  Eat his dinner as silently as a brother of La Trappe.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Silently as bubbles burst.
            —William R. Thayer
  As the water follows the moon, silently, with fluid steps, anywhere round the globe.
            —Walt Whitman

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