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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Wait
 
                Wait,
Like trees fast rooted in the ground.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Wandering fires wait even on rottenness like a stray gleam of thought in an idiot’s brain.
            —Philip James Bailey
  2
  Waiting, like a lamp-post.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  3
Thy pleasant youth, a little while withdrawn,
  Waits on the horizon of a brighter sky;
Waits, like the morn, that folds her wings and hides
  Till the slow stars bring back her dawning hour;
Waits, like the vanished spring, that slumbering bides
  Her own sweet time to waken bud and flower.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  4
                Idly wait
Like lovers at the swinging gate.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  5
            Waited with a frown,
  Like some old champion of romance,
Who, having thrown his gauntlet down,
  Expectant leans upon his lance.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  6
  My love is waiting like corked soda-water to fly towards her.
            —Barry Pain
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