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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Sink like a lark falling suddenly to earth.
  Sinks like a plummet.
  Sinks, like a seaweed, into whence she rose.
Like a blade sent home to its scabbard.
            —Robert Browning
  Sink lower than the grave.
            —John Bunyan
Then sinks, as beauty fades and passion cools,
The scorn of coxcombs, and the jest of fools.
            —James Cawthorn
  Sunk like lead into the sea.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Sinks like a lily from the storm.
            —Eliza Cook
  Sink like fall of summer eve.
            —Reginald Heber
  The erect body sank like a sword driven home into the scabbard.
            —Rudyard Kipling
The nerves of Power
Sink, as a lute’s in rain.
            —Walter Savage Landor
As one that kneels before a virgin shrine.
            —John Payne
  Sinks eclipsed, as at the dawn a star when cover’d by the solar ray.
  Sinks, like a strain of vesper-song.
            —Frank Sewall
  I sank under it like a baby fed on starch.
            —George Bernard Shaw
  Sink down as a sunset in sea-mist.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Sink as the pausing of music.
            —Bayard Taylor
  They sank into the bottom as a stone.
            —Old Testament
  Sank as lead in the mighty waters.
            —Old Testament

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