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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Moaned like a chafed spirit warring with its lot.
  Moaned like a dismal autumn wind.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  Moaned like a drinker in grievous plight.
            —Arabian Nights
  Moan like the doves.
  Moans like a dying hound.
            —Henry H. Brownell
  Moans … like wind through ill-shut casements.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Moan like nightbirds.
            —Thomas Carlyle
Moan, like the voice of one who crieth
In the wilderness alone.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Moaned like some stricken thing … strangled with its own despair.
            —Don Marquis
  Moaning, like the voices of spirits departing in pain.
            —Owen Meredith
        A wild and desolate moan,
As a sea heart-broken on the hard brown stone.
            —Joaquin Miller
Moans like a tender infant in its cradle,
Whose nurse has left it.
            —Thomas Otway
  Moan, like me who hath lost the last and best.
            —T. Buchanan Read
As running rivers moan
On their course alone,
So I moan
Left alone.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Moan like the waves at set of autumn days.
            —Eliza Scudder
  The forest moans and vibrates like a vast Æolian harp.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
  Moaned … like a dirge.
            —Frank Waters
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