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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Expire
 
  Expired like the sound of a melancholy echo.
            —Anonymous
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  Expired like hardy plants which lose their color and perfume when transplanted to a hot-house.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Expiring like the deserted camp-fires of a retiring army.
            —George W. Curtis
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  Expire like an exhausted taper.
            —Oliver Goldsmith
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  Doomed to expire like blossoms that ne’er see a second sun.
            —Jean Baptiste Racine
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