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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Vague as a shadow.
  Vague like a suggestion of solid darkness.
            —Joseph Conrad
Vague … like feathers wafted backwards
From passage birds in flight.
            —William Dean Howells
  Vague and unmarked as desert sands.
            —Mary Johnston
        Vague as solitary dove,
Nor knew that nests were built.
            —John Keats
  Vague, like the thoughts of a child.
            —Charles Kingsley
A vague presentment of impending doom,
Like ghostly footsteps in a vacant room.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
            Vague surmise
Shines in the father’s gentle eyes,
As firelight on a window-pane
Glimmers and vanishes away.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Vague as futurity.
            —Owen Meredith
  Vague as the music of a moon-bathed brook.
            —Francis S. Saltus

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