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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Fleeting
 
  Light and fleeting as a dream of night lost in garish day.
            —Æschylus
  1
  Fleeting as a shade.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Fleeting as joy of youth.
            —Edwin Arnold
  3
  Fleeting like feathers in the winde alofte.
            —George Gascoigne
  4
  As fleeting as April sunshine.
            —Gerhart Hauptmann
  5
                Fleeting
As bubbles that swim on the beaker’s brim
And break on the lips while meeting.
            —Charles Fenno Hoffman
  6
  Fleeting as a passing sigh.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  7
  Fleeting as air.
            —Jonathan Swift
  8
  Fleeting like a beam of light.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  9
  Fleeting as the bow in the clouds.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  10
  A thing as fleeting as the thin sea-foam.
            —George Sylvester Viereck
  11
  Fleeting as the wings of sleep.
            —Virgil
  12
  Fleeting as health or beauty.
            —William Wordsworth
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