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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Yearn
 
  Yearned as the parched land for summer’s rain.
            —Anonymous
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  Yearn’d as the captive toiling at escape.
            —Lord Byron
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  Yearning, like the first fierce impulse into crime.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Yearning, like a swallow in the void.
            —Trumbull Stickney
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  Yearning as with child of death.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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