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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Shiver as the swimmer when he makes his first plunge.
  Shivered like a tyrant king when he smelt gunpowder.
  Shivered as if in a deadly chill.
            —J. M. Barrie
  Shivered as with an ague-fit.
            —Robert M. Bird
  Shivered in my heart like a suffering child in a cold cradle.
            —Charlotte Brontë
Like the lotus in the river.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
            A shivering thing;
Like a young bird missing its mother’s wing.
            —Eliza Cook
  Shivers, like a signal-flame held high.
            —Victor Hugo
  Shivered … like tautened wire.
            —John Masefield
  Made one shiver unpleasantly, as when the Espanña comes to close quarters with the infuriated brute at a bull fight.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Shiver’d, like wither’d moss.
            —James Montgomery
  Shivering in the wind like the sails in the sea song.
            —John Poole
  Shiver’d like an egg.
            —William Shakespeare
  Shivering as if a bullet had struck him.
            —George Bernard Shaw

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