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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sink
 
  Sink like a lark falling suddenly to earth.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Sinks like a plummet.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Sinks, like a seaweed, into whence she rose.
            —Anonymous
  3
                Sunk
Like a blade sent home to its scabbard.
            —Robert Browning
  4
  Sink lower than the grave.
            —John Bunyan
  5
Then sinks, as beauty fades and passion cools,
The scorn of coxcombs, and the jest of fools.
            —James Cawthorn
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  Sunk like lead into the sea.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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  Sinks like a lily from the storm.
            —Eliza Cook
  8
  Sink like fall of summer eve.
            —Reginald Heber
  9
  The erect body sank like a sword driven home into the scabbard.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  10
The nerves of Power
Sink, as a lute’s in rain.
            —Walter Savage Landor
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                Sank
As one that kneels before a virgin shrine.
            —John Payne
  12
  Sinks eclipsed, as at the dawn a star when cover’d by the solar ray.
            —Petrarch
  13
  Sinks, like a strain of vesper-song.
            —Frank Sewall
  14
  I sank under it like a baby fed on starch.
            —George Bernard Shaw
  15
  Sink down as a sunset in sea-mist.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  16
  Sink as the pausing of music.
            —Bayard Taylor
  17
  They sank into the bottom as a stone.
            —Old Testament
  18
  Sank as lead in the mighty waters.
            —Old Testament
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