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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Sped, like a phantom.
            —P. D. Gray
  Sped like meteors through the sky.
            —Lord Byron
  Like a shaft dismissed I sped away.
            —Richard Garnett
  Speeding … like an arrow.
            —Thomas Hardy
  Sped like plagues and pestilences.
            —Robert Jephson
  Speeds from the earth like a bird on the wing.
            —William Knox
  He sped as speeds the wind.
            —Lewis Morris
Speed, like yellow leaves before the gale
When Autumn winds are strongest.
            —Thomas L. Peacock
  Speeds like the horseman who travels in haste.
            —Thomas Pringle
  As a swallow chases the summer, we sped.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Sped, like some swift cloud that wings the wide air’s wilderness.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley

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