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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Droop
 
  Droops like a broken lily.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Droop, like to bees belated in the rain.
            —Alfred Austin
  2
Shee droopeth in her minde,
As, nipt by an ungracious winde,
Dothe some faire lillye flowre.
            —English Ballad
  3
  Drooping like a falling blossom.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  4
  She drooped like a lily bedewed in the valley.
            —Patrick Brontë
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  Droop like wreaths of snow.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  6
  Droop’d as the willow when no winds can breathe.
            —Lord Byron
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  Droops like some unpitied flower that the rain-fall washes down.
            —Alice Cary
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  She drooped like a blossom bent by the wind.
            —Edmondo de Amicis
  9
  Droops, like a rose, surcharged with morning dew.
            —John Dryden
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  Drooping like plumes.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
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  The maidens droop, like meadow-grass when mown.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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  Drooping like Hyacinthus beneath the blow of the quoit.
            —Charles Kingsley
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Drooped like a lily tired
That lolls upon the stalk.
            —Rudyard Kipling
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  Drooping like a rose rain-laden.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  15
  Drooped like a yacht with idle sails struck by a sudden blast, that dips them in the salt.
            —George Meredith
  16
  Drooping like crystals in the gulf of time.
            —George Meredith
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  Droops like a flower.
            —Barry Pain
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  Droop like the trees in October.
            —James Puckle
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  Droop, like unfolded wings half spread for flight.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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  Droop like a shower-beaten flower.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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Droops … like over-ripen’d corn
Hanging the head of Ceres’ plenteous load.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Drooping like honny dew.
            —Edmund Spenser
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  As a vine droops, when by divorce remov’d from the embraces of the elm she lov’d.
            —George Stepney
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            Drooped
Like a flower in the frost.
            —Celia Thaxter
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  Drooping like a dew-laden lily.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
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  Adroop like a rained-on fowl.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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