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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Lonely as a deserted ship.
  Lonely as a ghost.
  Lonely as a trance.
            —Hartley Coleridge
  Lonely as a crow in a strange country.
            —Joseph Conrad
  There is nothing so lonely in the world as the girl who has got to look after herself.
            —Joseph Conrad
  As lonely as the sun.
            —Sir Francis H. Doyle
  Lonely as the Arctic Sea.
            —Hamlin Garland
  Lonely in her gloom as a pale Angel of the Grove.
            —Thomas Moore
Lonely as the home of kings
When the slow hours on leaden wings
Oppress the friendless great.
            —Lewis Morris
  Lonely, as sovereigns are.
  Lonely as a catamount.
            —Sam Slick
Lonely as in a garden-close
Slumbers the solitary rose.
            —Arthur Symons
  Lonely … as a crow on the sands.
            —William Wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills.
            —William Wordsworth

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