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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Faint
 
  Faint as the hum of distant bees.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Fainter than scent of soever long-kept lavender.
            —Max Beerbohm
  2
  Faint … like a lost star.
            —Robert Browning
  3
Faint as a waft from years
Long past.
            —Helen G. Cone
  4
  As faint and helpless as a new-born babe.
            —Lord De Tabley
  5
  Faint as the music that in dreams we hear.
            —Mary Ainge De Vere
  6
I hear their cry afar
Faint like the death-song of a fallen star.
            —Arturo Graf
  7
  Faint as the dim ghost of a dream-sea.
            —Richard Hovey
  8
  Faint as the light of stars and wan.
            —Jean Ingelow
  9
  Faint as a glimmering taper’s wasted light.
            —Sir William Jones
  10
  Faint as the visions in a dream.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  11
  Faint as the Spring.
            —Owen Meredith
  12
  Faint … like chimings from some far-off tower.
            —Agnes. C. Mitchell
  13
                A faint strain,
As if some echo, that among
Those minstrel halls had slumber’d long,
  Were murm’ring into life again.
            —Thomas Moore
  14
  Faint and forlorn … like the breath of a spirit sighing.
            —Mrs.
            —Norton
  15
  Faint as the voice of the telephone.
            —Morgan Robertson
  16
  Faint as shed flowers.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  17
  Faint … as the wavering flame of spirits of wine.
            —W. Clark Russell
  18
  Faint, like distant clarion feebly blown.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  19
  Faint as the far-off clouds of evening.
            —Robert Southey
  20
  Faint as the moonlight that rests upon your sleep, or the first glow of dawn that wakes you to new endeavor.
            —Hermann Sudermann
  21
  Faint as the moon if the sundawn gleam.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  22
Faint as the shadows of ages
That sunder their season and ours.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  23
  Faints like a dazzled morning moon.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  24
  Faint as half-forgotten dreams.
            —Frank Waters
  25
  Fainter than a young lamb’s bleat.
            —William Butler Yeats
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