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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Run
 
  Run from it as a mendicant friar from an alms.
            —Thomas Adams
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  Running like a high sea.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Running like a lapwing.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Ran like a madman.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Run like a millrace.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Runs like a spout.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Run like fire through stubble.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Run like the devil.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Running like the Devil’s mill.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Run like the east wind.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Running things into the ground, like a dog after the hare.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Run like wildfire.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Run like winking.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Runs … as the surge of health returning to the sick.
            —Arabian Nights
  14
  Runne like a fountayne free.
            —English Ballad
  15
  Running as if they had hot coals in their shoes.
            —Björnstjerne Björnson
  16
Just as a wheel, that’s running down a hill
Which has no bottom, must keep running still.
            —John Byrom
  17
I ran like the drift on the ice low curled
When the winds of Yule are abroad on the world.
            —Bliss Carman
  18
  Ran like hell-hounds.
            —Hamlin Garland
  19
  Ran … as a wolfe, that taketh his praye.
            —John Gower
  20
  Running like a hunted deer.
            —Thomas Hood
  21
  Run like fire in summer furze.
            —George Meredith
  22
  Runs like the prey of the forest.
            —George Meredith
  23
  Ran, as in the terror of a dream.
            —James Montgomery
  24
  Ran like a shiver.
            —Max Nordau
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  Run like water off a duck’s back.
            —Ray (Collectanea)
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  Running like a leaping wave.
            —Edward R. Sill
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                Ran,
Like scatt’red chaffe, the which the wind away doth fan.
            —Edmund Spenser
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  Run ravening as the Gadarean swine.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Run like oil.
            —Old Testament
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  Run like the lightnings.
            —Old Testament
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