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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Wasted like the mountain snowe, before warme Phœbus’ shine.
            —English Ballad
  Wasted, like a sermon for the dead.
            —Ambrose Bierce
  Wasted like well-streams.
            —Robert Browning
  Waste … like April snow in the warm noon.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Waste as fast as dyke water.
            —William Carr (Dialect of Craven)
As the drained fountain, filled with autumn leaves,
The field swept naked of its garnered sheaves;
So wastes at noon the promise of our dawn,
The springs all choking, and the harvest gone.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Waste like a wilderness.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
        Wasted, as the snow congealed
When the bright sunne his beams thereon doth beat.
            —Edmund Spenser
Like an ember among the fallen embers.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Waste like death.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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