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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Silence … like an adoring host in ecstasy.
            —Laurence Binyon
            Silence sank
Like music on my heart.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  A silence like that of dreams.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
Silence, like a poultice, comes
To heal the blows of sound.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
We rest in silence, like two gems upcurl’d
In the recesses of a pearly shell.
            —John Keats
A deep silence, like the fearful calm
That slumbers in the storm’s portentous pause.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Silence … like a flower closed in the night.
            —Charles Wells

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