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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Burst
 
  Burst like sand this brave embankment of the breast.
            —Philip James Bailey
  1
  Bursting like a bean-pod.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  2
  Burst forth like the neighing of all Tattersall’s.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  3
  Light burst on me as if a window of my memory had been suddenly flung open on a street in the city.
            —Joseph Conrad
  4
  Burst, like a morn lighted bubble of dew.
            —Eliza Cook
  5
  Like shallow ice-films ’neath a courser’s hoof, burst.
            —Aubrey De Vere
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  Bursting like an overdone potato.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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  Burst like bellowing Ætna.
            —John Dryden
  8
  Burst into sound, like thunder with a shower.
            —Francis Fawkes
  9
  Burst like rockets into one wide blaze.
            —Charles Harpur
  10
  Burst frae their bounds like fiends of hell.
            —James Hogg
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  Burst like surf.
            —Westland Marston
  12
  Burst, like an enfranchised dove.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
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  Bursts like the lightning’s flash.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  14
  Burst like morning on dream, or like heaven on death.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Bursts like one sound from ten thousand streams
Of a tempestuous sea.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  16
  Burst like a pimple from the vicious tide of acid blood.
            —William Shenstone
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                The banners burst,
Like buds of April breezes burst.
            —Bayard Taylor
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  Burst, like a thunderbolt.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Burst like Heavenly Hope.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Burst like new bottles.
            —Old Testament
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