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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Slip away like shadows into shade.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Slips on like the lapse of water.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Slip frae me like a knotless thread.
            —Robert Burns
  Slipped from his fingers, like drops of quicksilver.
            —F. Marion Crawford
  Time slipping by you, as if it was an animal at rustic sports with his tail soaped.
            —Charles Dickens
  Slippes as a dew-drop slips from some flower-cup o’erweighted.
            —Edward Dowden
  Slip like bending rushes from your hand.
            —John Dryden
  Slipped like a shadow.
            —Bret Harte
  Slips like water through a sieve.
            —Thomas Hood
        Slipp’d me like his greyhound,
Which runs himself and catches for his master.
            —William Shakespeare
  All earthly things are doomed to fall away and slip back into Chaos, like a boatman who just manages to make head against the stream, if the tension of his arms happens to relax, and the current whirls away the boat headlong down the river’s bed.
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