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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  As suddenly as sudden death.
  Rise up suddenly like the dry corpse which stood upright in the glory of life when touched by the bones of the prophet.
  Suddenly, like a thunder-bolt.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Flashed suddenly … as love of youth at first sight.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Suddenly as a rain sound can pass from your ear.
            —John Ford
  More suddenly than doth a moment go.
            —John Keats
  Suddenly … like a ghost from the tomb.
            —Ruth Putnam
  Broke as suddenly as a widow’s saving bank.
            —Walter Trumbull

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