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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Slip
 
  Slip away like shadows into shade.
            —Philip James Bailey
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  Slips on like the lapse of water.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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  Slip frae me like a knotless thread.
            —Robert Burns
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  Slipped from his fingers, like drops of quicksilver.
            —F. Marion Crawford
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  Time slipping by you, as if it was an animal at rustic sports with his tail soaped.
            —Charles Dickens
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  Slippes as a dew-drop slips from some flower-cup o’erweighted.
            —Edward Dowden
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  Slip like bending rushes from your hand.
            —John Dryden
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  Slipped like a shadow.
            —Bret Harte
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  Slips like water through a sieve.
            —Thomas Hood
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        Slipp’d me like his greyhound,
Which runs himself and catches for his master.
            —William Shakespeare
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  All earthly things are doomed to fall away and slip back into Chaos, like a boatman who just manages to make head against the stream, if the tension of his arms happens to relax, and the current whirls away the boat headlong down the river’s bed.
            —Virgil
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