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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Sigh (Verb)
  Sighed like the dying gasp of a syphon bottle.
  Sighing … as though the sea were mourning above an ancient grief.
            —Bliss Carman
  The sails did sigh like sedge.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Sighed like Boreas.
            —Gerald Griffin
  Sigh like a dog that hath lost his master.
            —Thomas Lodge
  He sighs like David’s son for Sheba’s queen.
            —Edward Lovibond
  Sighs as men sigh relieved from care.
            —James Russell Lowell
  Sighing … like a tomb-searcher.
            —Thomas Moore
Like some sweet plaintive melody of ages long gone by.
            —William Motherwell
  Sighed as if a deadly burthen had been taken from her breast.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
  Sighing as April sighs for May.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Sighing like furnace.
            —William Shakespeare
  Sigh, like a school-boy that had lost his A, B,. C. William Shakespeare  13
  Sigh like Tom o’ Bedlam.
            —William Shakespeare
  Sighed like a man near fainting.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
As a voiceless crying of old love
That died and never spoke.
            —Arthur Symons
  He sighed like a zephyr.
            —Mark Twain
  Sighs, like a spirit, deep along the cheerless waste.
            —Henry Kirke White

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