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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Vague
 
  Vague as a shadow.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Vague like a suggestion of solid darkness.
            —Joseph Conrad
  2
Vague … like feathers wafted backwards
From passage birds in flight.
            —William Dean Howells
  3
  Vague and unmarked as desert sands.
            —Mary Johnston
  4
        Vague as solitary dove,
Nor knew that nests were built.
            —John Keats
  5
  Vague, like the thoughts of a child.
            —Charles Kingsley
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A vague presentment of impending doom,
Like ghostly footsteps in a vacant room.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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            Vague surmise
Shines in the father’s gentle eyes,
As firelight on a window-pane
Glimmers and vanishes away.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Vague as futurity.
            —Owen Meredith
  9
  Vague as the music of a moon-bathed brook.
            —Francis S. Saltus
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