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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Away like a ghost at break of day.
            —Robert Browning
        Into the night away they go
Like a bolt that’s launched from a steel crossbow.
            —Gottfried A. Bürger
  Away like a glance of thought.
            —Joseph Rodman Drake
  Away, like wild pigeons startled in the wood.
            Like two drops of dew
Exhaled to Phœbus’ lips, away they are gone.
            —John Keats
  They fall away like the flower on which the sun looks in his strength, after the mildew has passed over it, and its head is heavy with the drops of night.
            —James Macpherson
  Away, with never a look behind … like an eagle before the wind.
            —George H. Miles
  Away, like mists that flee from summer sea.
            —Thomas Moore
  Away, like mists when winds arise.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Chased away as the vision of the night.
            —Old Testament
  Away as with a whirlwind.
            —Old Testament
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