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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Distress (Verb)
 
  Distressing us like some bad banquet.
            —Thomas Carlyle
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  Distresses … like old men’s thoughts of love’s first kiss.
            —John Davidson
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                Distrest
Like a poor bird—her plundered nest
Hovering around with dolorous moan.
            —William Wordsworth
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