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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Bends like a willow in the wind.
Bend on me thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Bend one way, like a field of corn in a hurricane.
            —William Cartright
  Bending her form towards him, like a torch when it indicates a gentle draught of air.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Bend in the blast as blade of grass.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
Bends and sinks like a column of sand
In the whirlwind of his great despair.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Bending like a wand of willow.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Bends … like a wave near a rock.
  Bending like corn on the upland lea.
            —James G. Percival
Bends like an angel softly through
The blue-pavilioned skies.
            —Mrs. A. B. Welby

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