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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sleep (Verb)
 
  Never bothered—sleeps like a hall-boy.
            —Franklin P. Adams
  1
  Sleep like a bud.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Sleep like a dead man.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Slept like a log.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Sealed sleep as water-lilies know.
            —Edwin Arnold
  5
  Sleep like a top.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  6
  Sleep as soundly as a constable.
            —Robert Brathwaite
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                Dante sleeps afar,
Like Scipio, buried by the upbraiding shore.
            —Lord Byron
  8
  Sleep like a jewel on the breast of faith.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  9
                Time
Slept, as he sleeps upon the silent face
Of a dark dial in a sunless place.
            —Thomas Hood
  10
  Sleep, like wrecks in the unfathom’d main.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  11
  Like a lull’d babe she slept, and knew no fear.
            —Thomas Otway
  12
  Sleeps like a dream in a grave.
            —A. J. Ryan
  13
  Sleep she as sound as careless infancy.
            —William Shakespeare
  14
  She slept, as sleeps the blossom, hushed amid the silent air.
            —Elizabeth O. Smith
  15
  Sleep as a slain man sleeps.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  16
  As a pearl within its shell, the happy spirit sleeps in me.
            —Bayard Taylor
  17
  Sleep … like sinless flowers that heed not the world and its maddening din.
            —Edward Willard Watson
  18
  Sleeping, like the darkness at noontide.
            —Lady Wilde
  19
  Sleeps, like a caterpillar sheathed in ice.
            —William Wordsworth
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