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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sway
 
  Swayed like a column in an earthquake.
            —Anonymous
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  Swaying like a lily.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Like a branch she sways with supple ply.
            —Arabian Nights
  3
  Swayed like a flower stalk in a gale.
            —John D. Barry
  4
  Swayed like a bird on a twig.
            —Arnold Bennett
  5
  Swayed and bent as gracefully as doth a lily-bell, when by the summer zephyr gently kissed.
            —William Cartwright
  6
  Sway, like a water-plant in a wave.
            —Alice Cary
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  Swayed at the top like a tree.
            —Joseph Conrad
  8
  Swayed rhythmically in one direction like a wheatfield in a squall.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  9
  Sway, like a trim galley, at her anchorage between two seas.
            —Frederick William Faber
  10
  Swayed like a river weed.
            —Thomas Hardy
  11
  Swayed like a pole in the tideway.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  12
  Swayed … as the sling swings its projectile.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Swaying like a reed.
            —Victor Hugo
  14
  Swayed, like grain-fields when the wind breathes over them.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
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  Swaying like wind-swung bell.
            —George MacDonald
  16
  Swaying about like a fat goose with enormous legs and yielding knees.
            —Guy de Maupassant
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  Sway, as the calm joy of flowers, and living leaves before the wind.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  18
                Sway’d
Like those long mosses in the stream.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Swayed as the reeds sway in the blast.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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