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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Startle
 
  Startles … like a blasphemy.
            —Joseph Addison
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  Startled like shying steeds.
            —Arabian Nights
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  Startle like a wound in the flesh.
            —Confucius
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  Startled like a moon-caught ghost.
            —John Davidson
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  Startle, like a call to arms.
            —Grace King
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  Startles like a pistol shot at a wedding.
            —Sydney Munden
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Startled, as if some new-created thing
Enriched the earth, or Faery of the woods
Bounded before him.
            —William Wordsworth
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