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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Sigh (Noun)
  A sort of sigh, like the grunt of an overburdened St. Joseph.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Sighed with such a sigh as drops from agony to exhaustion.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  A sigh like driven wind or foam.
            —Bliss Carman
  My sighs, like silent air, unheeded, never move her.
            —Robert Crawford
  Profound sigh, like a man unloosed from the tightest bonds.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Pitiful sigh, like a gust of chill, damp wind out of a long-closed vault, the door of which has accidentally been set ajar.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  A sigh like the long-drawn breath of a fog-horn.
            —Edgar W. Nye
  A great sigh, like that of a giant who is stoned.
            —Edgar Quinet
With low, uneasy sigh;
Like the voice of wandering spirits,
Lamenting through the sky.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  A sigh like that of a saint desirous of dissolution.
            —Sir Walter Scott

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