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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Murmur (Verb)
  Murmurs like a dreaming sea.
  Murmuring like bees at honey-time.
  Murmuring like the sound of the sea.
            —Robert Hugh Benson
  Murmured like a shell.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Murmur like a hive.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Murmur like the moan of far-off seas.
            —Robert Buchanan
  They murmureden as dooth a swarm of been.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Murmured like a whispering priest.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  Murmur like the gales of spring.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  Murm’ring they move, as when old ocean roars.
            —Homer (Pope)
  Murmured like the humming of a bee.
            —Thomas Hood
  Murmur like the wind in the leaves.
            —Mary Johnston
  Murmur as of waves upon a seashore.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Murmur like the rustle of dead leaves.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
            Murmuring to her ears
Like to a falling stream, which, passing slow,
Is wont to nourish sleep and quietness.
            —Sir Walter Raleigh
  Murmured like seas that are tempesting.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Low like dirge-wail or requiem they murmured.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Murmurs … like a bell that calls to prayer.
            —John Ruskin
  Murmured like a noontide bee.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Murmuring like the ocean roar.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Murmured … like breathings of a shell.
            —Elizabeth O. Smith
  Murmur … as when at twilight hour the summer breeze moves o’er the elmy vale.
            —Robert Southey
  Murmur like a shell.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  Murmurs as who talks in dreams with death.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Murmur like the wind among the trees.
            —S. G. Tallentyre
  The verse murmurs … like the moan of doves in immemorial elms.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  A veiled stream murmurs like thoughts of Heaven in a dream.
            —Thomas Wade

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