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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Pant
 
Panting like the hounds of summer,
When they scent the stately deer.
            —William E. Aytoun
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  Pant like a netted lioness.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2
  Pant like climbers.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3
  Pant as in a dream.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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  Panting like a spent hound.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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  Panting, like a bird that has often beaten his wings in vain against his cage.
            —John Dryden
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  Softly panting like a bride.
            —Robert Herrick
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  Panted like a forge bellows.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Panting, like a run-down hare.
            —Douglas Jerrold
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  The country was panting like a wrestler lying under the knees of his successful opponent.
            —Guy de Maupassant
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  Panting, like an engine with its steam up.
            —James Robinson Planché
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  Panting, and swept as by the sense of death.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Panted like a sick man’s fitful breath.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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                Panted hard,
Like one that feels a nightmare on his bed.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
            —Old Testament
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