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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Thrilling as the meteor’s fall through the depths of lonely sky.
  Thrilled like the juice of the purple vine.
  Thrilled like the string of a lyre.
  Thrilled as was Rome when Cæsar returned laden with the spoils of conquest.
Thrills in leafy tremblement,
Like a heart that after climbing
Beateth quickly though content.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Thrill like his lyre-strings.
            —Lord Byron
  Thrilled like a revelation.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Thrilled in ecstasy, like an Oriental saint.
            —Alphonse Daudet
        Her timbers thrilled as nerves,
When through them passed the spirit of that shock.
            —Sir Francis H. Doyle
Thrilling her as with fire of rage divine
And battling energy.
            —George Eliot
  Thrill in your veins like shouts of victory.
            —George Eliot
  Thrill like the nightingale’s song.
            —Edward Octavus Flagg
  Thrills … like a thing of song and gladness.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  Thrill with sound like a harp.
            —Kenneth Grahame
  Thrilled like witch-notes.
            —Arthur Henry Hallam
  Thrill like some fanciful land of romance.
            —Bret Harte
As if the Enchanted Castle at the heart
Of the wood’s dark wonderment
Swung wide his valves, and filled the dim sea-banks
With exquisite visitants.
            —William Ernest Henley
  Thrill like a battle shout.
            —Mary E. Hewitt
                Memories thrill,
Like a breath from the wood, like a breeze from the hill.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
A leap and a thrill like the flash of a weaver’s shuttle,
Swift and sudden and sure.
            —Richard Hovey
  Thrilling like the trump of battle.
            —Walter Malone
Like sounds upon the wind-harp’s chords when all the winds are still.
            —George D. Prentice
  My heart like a touched harp-string thrilled.
            —Alexander Smith
  Thrill as a theatre thronged at appeal of an actor’s appalled agitation.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
    Thrilled as by the clangorous call
Of storm’s blown trumpets from the core of night.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
Like the whole world’s heart, with warm new life and gladdening flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Thrilled … like Memnon waking from his marble dream.
            —Sarah H. Whitman

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