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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Hushed, as in waiting for a bird to sing.
            —Richard Hovey
  Lies hushed, like a seer in a vision.
            —William Dean Howells
  Hushed like an infant on its mother’s breast.
            —Gerald Massey
  Hushed, as if nature were retired.
            —Thomas Otway
  Hush as death.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hushed as midnight.
            —William Shakespeare
Hushed soft as the leaves and the grasses
Are hushed if the storm’s foot draws near.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Hush’d … as a sick man’s room when he taketh repose.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Hushed as the warm Numidian heaven.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Hushed as night.
            —William Wordsworth
As the unbreathing air, when not a leaf
Stirs in the mighty woods.
            —William Wordsworth
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