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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sparkle
 
  Sparkles like a fresh glass of champagne.
            —Anonymous
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  Sparkle like a ruby.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Sparkle like a seething caldron.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Sparkled as a sword-blade in the sunshine.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Sparkled as a bubbling spring.
            —Welsh Ballad
  5
  Sparkling like the dancing of new stars.
            —R. D. Blackmore
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  Sparkling like an ocean flower.
            —Horatius Bonar
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  Sparkle like brooks in the morning sun.
            —William Cullen Bryant
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  Sparkling like snow-wreaths in the early sun.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  9
  Sparkled like a garnet in the light.
            —Fernán Caballero
  10
  Sparkling like a star.
            —Fernán Caballero
  11
  The sea sparkled as if it smiled.
            —Bliss Carman
  12
  Sparkling … like creatures in whose sunny veins
The blood is running bright.
            —Barry Cornwall
  13
  Sparkle … like iron that comes molten from the fire.
            —Dante
  14
  Sparkling all over, like a harlequin.
            —Charles Dickens
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  Sparkle like half-seen fairy eyes.
            —S. H. Dickson
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  Sparkling as Mercutio.
            —Dr. John Doran
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  All sparkling, like a goddess.
            —John Dryden
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  Sparkles … like the glimmer of a lance.
            —Francis M. Finch
  19
  Sparkles like a lusty wine new broached.
            —John Ford
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  Sparkles like the sea, whose wave at Algiers breaks upon the shore.
            —Ferdinand Freiligrath
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Sparkling, as if a Naiad’s silvery feet
In quiet and coy retreat,
Glanced through the star-gleams on calm summer nights.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
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  Sparkles like Ariadne’s crown.
            —Robert Herrick
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  Sparkle like the celestial mountains in the visions of the saints.
            —Robert Hichens
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  Sparkling and roseate as the dewy fingers of Aurora.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Sparkle like fairy boon.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Sparkling like diamond rocks in the sun’s rays.
            —Frances Anne Kemble
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  Eye sparkled, like the wine-cup’s brim.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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  Sparkling as dewdrops.
            —Charles G. Leland
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  Sparkled like white bait in the meshes of a net.
            —Camille Lemonier
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  Sparkle like the sea round the boat at night.
            —James Macpherson
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  Sparkling like lightning on a dusky sky.
            —Mahabharata
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  Sparkling … like a man’s thought transfigured into fire.
            —John Masefield
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  Sparkling … like a coquette in a vaudeville.
            —Ouida
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  Sparkled like a jewel in the light.
            —Ouida
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  Sparkling like a son of morning.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
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  Sparkle like the beaten flint.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Sparkled like falling tears.
            —Bayard Taylor
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  Sparkles like a grain of salt.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
            —Old Testament
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  Sparkling like young wine which has ceased to ferment.
            —Ivan Turgenev
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  Sparkling like all the stars of heaven had fallen down.
            —Mark Twain
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  Sparkle as a gold mine.
            —Henry Watterson
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