|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Tread softly,softly, like the foot|
Of winter, shod with fleecy snow.
| Softly as if over a pavement of down.|
| Walked as softly as the ghost in Hamlet.|
| Softly as moonlight steals upon the skies.|
Julia C. R. Dorr
as music that floats through a dream.|
| Softly as a burglar goes.|
| Stepping softly like a scout.|
|More softly than the east could blow|
Arions magic to the Atlantic isles.
| Softly among the pines as a young witch gathering simples.|
Richard Le Gallienne
| Softly as full-blown flower|
Unfolds its heart to welcome in the dawn.
Henry Van Dyke
like low aërial music when some angel hovers near.|