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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sweep
 
  Sweep like a simoon.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Sweeps … along, like the broad volume of the insurgent Nile.
            —Matthew Arnold
  2
  Sweep around … like angered eagles cheated of their prey.
            —Philip James Bailey
  3
  Swept … like sullying cloud from pure blue sky.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  4
  Sweep like wolves on a lambkin.
            —T. D. Brown
  5
  Swept in like tides of Fundy.
            —Francis. F. Browne
  6
  Sweep like a sea, barred out from land.
            —Robert Browning
  7
Swept like surge, i’ the simile
Of Homer.
            —Robert Browning
  8
  Sweep, like currents journeying through the windless deep.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  9
  Swept … like leaves before the autumn gale.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  10
  Swept … like ocean-tides uprising at the call of tyrant winds.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  11
  Sweeping along like the Huns.
            —Stephen Crane
  12
  They swept him out of the street, as a fire-hose flushes the gutter.
            —Richard Harding Davis
  13
  Like chain-shot, sweeps all things in its way.
            —John Dryden
  14
  Sweeps like spectral shade.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  15
  Swept like a tempestuous sea.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  16
  Sweeping like rivers that seek the main.
            —Thomas Hood
  17
  Sweeping the country like locust-swarm.
            —Ouida
  18
  Sweep like a wing’d will.
            —Emily Pfeiffer
  19
  Sweep like bitter Nor’land gales.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  20
  Sweep as the tempest o’er the deep.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  21
  Swept the lists like an Egypt’s plague of locusts.
            —Owen Seaman
  22
  Sweep it away like a leaf before a hurricane.
            —George Bernard Shaw
  23
                Swept
Like waves before the tempest.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  24
                Swept
As storm across his soul that kept
Wild watch, and watched not well.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  25
  Swept like a torrent.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Swept like a conquering army through my blood.
            —Louis Untermeyer
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                Swept
As by a plague.
            —William Wordsworth
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