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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Fled
 
  The tyrant from our shore, like a forbidden demon, fled.
            —Mark Akenside
  1
  Fled, like the raven from the bird of Jove.
            —Mark Akenside
  2
  Fled like leaves on the gale.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Fled, like rats from a sinking ship.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Sorrow fled on fleeting pinions, like the icy breath of winter that spring zephyrs waft away.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Fly around like a bat in the twilight.
            —Björnstjerne Björnson
  6
  Fled from his thoughts like a sickly dream.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7
  Like a passing thought, she fled.
            —Robert Burns
  8
  Fled like frighted doos.
            —Robert Burns
  9
  Fled like crows when they smell powder.
            —Samuel Butler
  10
  Fled like a dream.
            —William Cowper
  11
  Each quiet day has fled like the same moth, returning with slow wing, and pausing in the sunshine.
            —George Eliot
  12
  Like murder, chas’d by conscience, fled.
            —Ebenezer Elliott
  13
  Fled like the flood’s foam.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14
  Fled as soon as fleet the violets.
            —Haroma
  15
  Fled like a felon.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  16
  Fled like a Parthian.
            —Victor Hugo
  17
  Fled like a dusky cloud.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  18
  Fled like the mist of Cona.
            —James Macpherson
  19
  Fled, as the dawn clouds flee before the sun.
            —John Payne
  20
  Fled like shadows.
            —Petrarch
  21
  Fled, as fogs disperse before the god of day.
            —Charles Reade
  22
  Fled like a mist before the radiant day.
            —Earl of Roscommon
  23
  Fled at will, as in a wingèd chariot.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  24
                Fled
Like insect tribes before the northern gale.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  25
                Fled,
Like the brief glory which dark Heaven inherits
From the false dawn, which fades ere it is spread
Upon the night’s devouring darkness.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  26
                Fled
Like vultures frightened from Imus
Before an earthquake’s tread.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  27
  Fledde like a beest.
            —John Skelton
  28
  Like spectres from the sight of morning, fled.
            —Robert Southey
  29
  Fled like a glittering rivulet to the tarn.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  30
  As flies the shadow of a bird, she fled.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  31
  My best years have fled away, like dreams, or like a minstrel’s lay.
            —Walter von der Vogelweide
  32
  Fled away like a dream.
            —John Wesley
  33
  Fled like a flash of light.
            —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  34
  Fled, as time will in a dream.
            —N. P. Willis
  35
  Fled as fast as doth the haunted fawn.
            —William Wordsworth
  36
                Fled
Like vapour, like a towering cloud, dissolved.
            —William Wordsworth
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