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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Start like sparkles from a fire.
            —George Chapman
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  Start as from some dreadful dream.
            —John Dryden
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  Starting as at the sight of an enemy.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
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  Start, like a frightened roe.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
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  I started as one startles from a dream.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
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  Starts like a ghost.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Start like lightning greased.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Start as flames from ashes.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Start and quiver, as when some ignorant hand touches the barb hid in a long healed wound.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
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  Started, like a greyhound from the slips when the sportsman cries halloo.
            —Sir Walter Scott
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  Starts, like one that spies an adder.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Start like a shying horse.
            —August Strindberg
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  Started like a guilty thing.
            —Mrs.
            —Trollope
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  She starts like a sleeper who wakes from dreaming.
            —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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