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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Breathe
 
  Breathing like the Spring.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Breathe like toads under ground.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Breathed out, hard and still, as a statue might whisper.
            —Joseph Conrad
  3
The young lips breathe like a dewy rose
Fanned by the fire-fly’s wing.
            —Eliza Cook
  4
  Breathing like the bellows of a forge.
            —Lord De Tabley
  5
  Breathing like a second-hand bicycle pump.
            —O. Henry
  6
  Brethe as the damask Rose.
            —Robert Herrick
  7
  Breathing sweetness like a bridal bower.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  8
  She breathes sweet serene as ’twere a gentle spirit from the skies.
            —Petrarch
  9
Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds,
The better to beguile.
            —William Shakespeare
  10
                Breathe
As March breathes back the spirit of winter.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  11
Breathless as the deer
Driven hard to bay.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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