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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Stir
 
  Stirs the blood like trumpet-blast.
            —William Archer
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  Stirr’d, like a clarion-blast.
            —Matthew Arnold
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  Stirred her soul like organ music.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  3
  Stirring like the sight of glorious triumph.
            —Joseph Conrad
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  Stir as with hope and bliss.
            —Mrs. E. M. H. Cortissoz
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  Stir like tide-worn sea-weed.
            —Fannie Stearns Davis
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  That dream is in my heart, stirring, like spring within the unconscious earth setting the unborn summer in array.
            —Frederick William Faber
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  Stirs one like a martial tune.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
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  Stirring as music.
            —James H. Gardiner
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  Stirred like drifted snows.
            —Thomas G. Hake
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  Stirred … as the dive of a kingfisher stirs a quiet pool.
            —Thomas Hardy
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                Divinely stirred,
As if the vanished soul of Keats,
Had found its new birth in a bird.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
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  Stirred as tempest stirs the forest branches.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Stirred, like insects settled on a dancing leaf.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Stir like the hail of musketry in fight.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
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  Love’s sweet mystery stirring at their hearts, like first spring motions in the veins o’ the flowers.
            —Gerald Massey
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            My heart is stirred,
Like childhood’s when it hears the carol of a bird.
            —Robert Nicoll
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  Stirred him up like the tap of a drum.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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  Stirred like springtide waters.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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And with such song the hollow ways were stirred
As of a god’s heart hidden in a bird,
Or as the whole soul of the sun in spring
Should find full utterance in one flower-soft word.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Stirs my spirits like a raging sea.
            —Charles Wells
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  Stirs, like the trumpet’s call to strife.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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  Stirr’d like the ocean when a tempest blows.
            —William Wilkie
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