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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Tender as a bud.
  Tender as a capon.
  Tender as a woman.
  As tender as the murmur of the rain when great clouds gather.
            —Edwin Arnold
  Tender as the midnight moon.
            —Alfred Austin
Buds tenderly …
Like a smile striving with a wrinkled face.
            —Robert Browning
  He is as tender of his clothes, as a coward is of his flesh, and as loath to have them disordered.
            —Samuel Butler
  Tender light, like the first moonrise of midnight.
            —Lord Byron
  Tender as April twilight.
            —Bliss Carman
  Tendre as dewe of flouer.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Tendre as is a chicke.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Tender as a fond young lover’s dream.
            —John Cunningham
  Tender as a lamb.
            —Charles Dickens
  Tender as russet crimson dropt on snows.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Tender as the breast of a mother.
            —Robert G. Ingersoll
  Tender as a summer night.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Tender, as if it twinned with sorrow.
            —Henry Mackenzie
  Tender as a summer heaven.
            —Gerald Massey
  Tender, like a mother’s dream of her child.
            —George Meredith
  Tender as a woman when wounds should be staunched for the broken and ruined and routed.
            —Richard Realf
  Tender as dawn’s first hill-fire.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Tender as infancy and grace.
            —William Shakespeare
  Tender as a youthful mother’s joy.
            —Robert Southey
  Tender as a hurt bird’s note.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Tender as tears.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Tender as sun-smitten dew.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Tender as the inside of the eyelid.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Tender as love’s tear when youth and beauty die.
            —William Winter

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