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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Flutter
 
  Fluttered like a dead leaf in a blast.
            —Philip James Bailey
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  Fluttered like a winged asp.
            —Philip James Bailey
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  Fluttering like a raven wounded.
            —R. D. Blackmore
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  Its meaning flutters in me like a flame under my own breath.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Fluttering, like dumb creatures before storms.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Fluttered like a tame bird, in among its forest brothers far too strong for it.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Flutter … like sparrows round an owl.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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  Flutters up and down like a butterfly in a garden.
            —Samuel Butler
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  Flutters as wing’d with joy.
            —Lord Byron
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  Flutters as an unreal shadow.
            —Thomas Carlyle
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  Flutterings as in a slumbering aviary.
            —Alphonse Daudet
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  Fluttered like a bird with broken wings.
            —Charles Dickens
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  Flutter like snowflakes.
            —Hamlin Garland
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  Fluttering like a piece of gold leaf.
            —William Hazlitt
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  Fluttered noiseless as a flame.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
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  Fluttering like new-mown hay.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Flutter like a flickering, dying lamp.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
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  Fluttered like a lark.
            —Gerald Massey
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  Flutters like a bird fresh caught.
            —Mary Russell Mitford
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  Fluttering like a prisoned bird.
            —Lewis Morris
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Flutters like a flower
Along the glory of the hills.
            —John Payne
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  Made my own heart flutter as a bird that beats for freedom at the bars that prison it.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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          Gauzy wings fluttered by
Like the ghost of a daisy dropped out of the sky.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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  Fluttering like pigeons.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
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  I flutter like a child after her mother.
            —Sappho
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  Fluttered, like a vision.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
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Like snow-coloured petals
Of blossoms that flee
From storm that unsettles
The flower as the tree
They flutter.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Fluttering like spent fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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        Fluttered like a callow lark,
With dim fore-feeling of the azure free,
Sustaining wing and strength of songful glee.
            —Bayard Taylor
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  Like an angel’s pinion, fluttereth.
            —John T. Trowbridge
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