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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Brief
 
  Briefer than the twinkling of an eye.
            —Anonymous
  1
Brief as the song
Of the wood dove.
            —Lord De Tabley
  2
                Brief
As sunset clouds in heaven.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  3
  Brief as sparkles from the flint.
            —Thomas Hood
  4
  Brief as time.
            —Ben Jonson
  5
  As brief as a dragon-fly’s repose.
            —James Russell Lowell
  6
  As brief as the wave’s poise before it breaks in pearls.
            —James Russell Lowell
  7
  Brief, as the sunshine scattered over the plains.
            —Mimnermus
  8
  Brief as a dream.
            —Ptah-hotep
  9
As the fading of a flower,
As the falling of a leaf,
So brief its day and its hour.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  10
  Brief as the lightning in the collied night.
            —William Shakespeare
  11
  Brief like a signal.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  12
  Brief as the word strong sorrow saith.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  13
  Brief as a broken song.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  14
  Thou art brief as a glitter of sand ’twist tide and tide.
            —William Watson
  15
  Brief and tremulous as a passing shadow.
            —William Winter
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