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