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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Struggling like a flower towards Heaven.
  Struggling like a man led towards death and crucifixion.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Struggled, like an old lawyer between two fees.
            —William Congreve
  Struggled instinctively like an animal under a net.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Struggles, like a living creature making its way from under a great snowdrift.
            —George Eliot
  Struggling like a captive dove which wishes to resume its flight.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  Struggled, like a dragon-doubt glooming a lonely spirit.
            —Charles Harpur
  She struggled against silence like soda-water against the cork.
            —Anthony Hope
  Struggle, like a wild, frantic bird that is rending its plumage in its desperation.
            —Victor Hugo
  Struggling like black spirits in hell.
            —Victor Hugo
  Struggled together like foes in a burning city.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
        Struggle, like a stricken hare
When swoops the monarch bird of air.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Struggling like an animal in an air pump.
            —Sir Richard Steele
  Struggling … like a wild beast tangled in a net.
            —Rabindranath Tagore
  Struggled like a bird chained and restive.
            —Walter Thornbury

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