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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Revive, like a dash of cold water in the face of the fainting.
  Revive, like Hector’s body.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  She was like a fading plant revived by showers of rain.
            —Charles Reade
Nature revives, like a dim winking lamp,
That flashes brightly with parting light,
And straight is dark forever.
            —Nicholas Rowe
Sad death, revived with her sweet inspection,
And feeble spirit inly felt reflection;
As withered weed through cruell winter’s tine,
That feels the warmth of sunny beams reflection,
Liftes up his head that did before decline,
And gins to spread his leafe before the faire sunshine.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Revive as the corn.
            —Old Testament

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