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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Carelessly as hurls the moth her wing
  Against the light wherein she dies.
            —Lord Byron
  Careless as the Salmon with its million young.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Careless as the wind.
            —William J. Linton
  Careless as a man in his first state.
            —Edward Verrall Lucas
  Careless as gods for who might live or die.
            —William Morris
  Careless as the course of a meteor.
  Careless as the young flower tossing on the summer breeze.
  Carelessly as the blossoming trees.
            —Alexander Smith
Careless as are the brooks, or birds that sing,
Of any other song of brook or bird.
            —John T. Trowbridge
  Careless … as Christians of their souls.
            —Francis H. Williams
  Careless as the child at play.
            —William Winter
  Careless as if nothing were.
            —William Wordsworth

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