|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Overwhelmed, like the miner upon whom a roof has just fallen.|
Alexandre Dumas, père
|As when a torrent, swelld with wintry rains,|
Pours from the mountains oer the delugd plains,
And pines and oaks, from their foundations torn,
A countrys ruins! to the seas are borne:
Fierce Ajax thus oerwhelms the yielding throng.
|Oerwhelming his fair sight,|
Like misty vapors when they blot the sky.