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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Stirs the blood like trumpet-blast.
            —William Archer
  Stirr’d, like a clarion-blast.
            —Matthew Arnold
  Stirred her soul like organ music.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Stirring like the sight of glorious triumph.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Stir as with hope and bliss.
            —Mrs. E. M. H. Cortissoz
  Stir like tide-worn sea-weed.
            —Fannie Stearns Davis
  That dream is in my heart, stirring, like spring within the unconscious earth setting the unborn summer in array.
            —Frederick William Faber
  Stirs one like a martial tune.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Stirring as music.
            —James H. Gardiner
  Stirred like drifted snows.
            —Thomas G. Hake
  Stirred … as the dive of a kingfisher stirs a quiet pool.
            —Thomas Hardy
                Divinely stirred,
As if the vanished soul of Keats,
Had found its new birth in a bird.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
  Stirred as tempest stirs the forest branches.
            —Thomas Hood
  Stirred, like insects settled on a dancing leaf.
            —Thomas Hood
  Stir like the hail of musketry in fight.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  Love’s sweet mystery stirring at their hearts, like first spring motions in the veins o’ the flowers.
            —Gerald Massey
            My heart is stirred,
Like childhood’s when it hears the carol of a bird.
            —Robert Nicoll
  Stirred him up like the tap of a drum.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  Stirred like springtide waters.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
And with such song the hollow ways were stirred
As of a god’s heart hidden in a bird,
Or as the whole soul of the sun in spring
Should find full utterance in one flower-soft word.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Stirs my spirits like a raging sea.
            —Charles Wells
  Stirs, like the trumpet’s call to strife.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Stirr’d like the ocean when a tempest blows.
            —William Wilkie

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