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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Swayed like a column in an earthquake.
  Swaying like a lily.
  Like a branch she sways with supple ply.
            —Arabian Nights
  Swayed like a flower stalk in a gale.
            —John D. Barry
  Swayed like a bird on a twig.
            —Arnold Bennett
  Swayed and bent as gracefully as doth a lily-bell, when by the summer zephyr gently kissed.
            —William Cartwright
  Sway, like a water-plant in a wave.
            —Alice Cary
  Swayed at the top like a tree.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Swayed rhythmically in one direction like a wheatfield in a squall.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  Sway, like a trim galley, at her anchorage between two seas.
            —Frederick William Faber
  Swayed like a river weed.
            —Thomas Hardy
  Swayed like a pole in the tideway.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  Swayed … as the sling swings its projectile.
            —Victor Hugo
  Swaying like a reed.
            —Victor Hugo
  Swayed, like grain-fields when the wind breathes over them.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  Swaying like wind-swung bell.
            —George MacDonald
  Swaying about like a fat goose with enormous legs and yielding knees.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Sway, as the calm joy of flowers, and living leaves before the wind.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
Like those long mosses in the stream.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Swayed as the reeds sway in the blast.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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