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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Speed
 
  Sped, like a phantom.
            —P. D. Gray
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  Sped like meteors through the sky.
            —Lord Byron
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  Like a shaft dismissed I sped away.
            —Richard Garnett
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  Speeding … like an arrow.
            —Thomas Hardy
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  Sped like plagues and pestilences.
            —Robert Jephson
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  Speeds from the earth like a bird on the wing.
            —William Knox
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  He sped as speeds the wind.
            —Lewis Morris
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Speed, like yellow leaves before the gale
When Autumn winds are strongest.
            —Thomas L. Peacock
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  Speeds like the horseman who travels in haste.
            —Thomas Pringle
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  As a swallow chases the summer, we sped.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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  Sped, like some swift cloud that wings the wide air’s wilderness.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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