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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Careless
 
Carelessly as hurls the moth her wing
  Against the light wherein she dies.
            —Lord Byron
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  Careless as the Salmon with its million young.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  2
  Careless as the wind.
            —William J. Linton
  3
  Careless as a man in his first state.
            —Edward Verrall Lucas
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  Careless as gods for who might live or die.
            —William Morris
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  Careless as the course of a meteor.
            —Ossian
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  Careless as the young flower tossing on the summer breeze.
            —Ouida
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  Carelessly as the blossoming trees.
            —Alexander Smith
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Careless as are the brooks, or birds that sing,
Of any other song of brook or bird.
            —John T. Trowbridge
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  Careless … as Christians of their souls.
            —Francis H. Williams
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  Careless as the child at play.
            —William Winter
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  Careless as if nothing were.
            —William Wordsworth
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