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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Vanish
 
  Vanished like a trifling sigh.
            —Franklin P. Adams
  1
  Vanished altogether, like the last spark on a burnt piece of paper.
            —Hans Christian Andersen
  2
  Vanish like a bursted bubble.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Vanished like a guilty thing.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Vanished like a pantomime demon.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Vanished like a pie.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Vanished like a Titanic world of spectres.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Like a vain dream … vanish’d hence, we know not how.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Vanishing, like eerie bubbles, on the rough, tried sea of care.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Vanishing like noxious exhalations.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Vanish like the figments of a dream.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Vanish like the mist in the morning.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Vanish like a ghost before the sun.
            —Philip James Bailey
  13
  Vanished like the furrow cut by a ship’s keel in the sea.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  14
  Vanished like dew before the morning sun.
            —George Beattie
  15
  All vanished, like a vision vain.
            —Emily Brontë
  16
  Vanished like a fairy.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  17
  Vanished like a corpse-light from a grave.
            —Lord Byron
  18
  Vanished like dawn to the daylight Giosuè Carducci  19
  Vanishes, as is his wont, too like an Ignis Fatuus, leaving the dark still darker.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  20
  Vanished, like a ghost at cock-crowing.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  21
  Vanish like a shot.
            —Giovanni Battista Casti
  22
  Vanishing as flies a dream.
            —John Clare
  23
  Vanish’d like dew-drops from the spray.
            —W. G. Clark
  24
                Passed away
As Fairies vanish at the break of day.
            —Hartley Coleridge
  25
  Vanished away, like spectres.
            —Charles Dickens
  26
  Vanish like a breath.
            —Charles Dickens
  27
  Vanished like a discontented fairy.
            —Charles Dickens
  28
  Vanish … as easily as an eel into sand.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  29
  Gradually vanished like the receding hill-tops.
            —George Eliot
  30
  Vanish as mist before the sun.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  31
  Colors, like the rainbow, ever vanished.
            —Giles Fletcher
  32
  Vanished like an empty shade.
            —Phineas Fletcher
  33
  Vanished like a beautiful evening cloud.
            —Arne Garborg
  34
  Vanished like the shades of night upon the burst of a glorious morning in July.
            —William Godwin
  35
  Vanish like an echo or a dream.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  36
  Vanish, as by the waving of an enchanter’s wand.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  37
  Vanish, like a glimmering light, that comes we know not whence, and goes we know not whither.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  38
  Vanish like ephemeral things.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  39
  Vanish out of life as completely as if … he lay at the bottom of the sea.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  40
  Vanished like a baleful star.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
  41
  Vanished like an empty dream.
            —Heinrich Heine
  42
  Vanished … like the shadow of a cloud.
            —Thomas Hood
  43
  Vanished like the enchanted castle on the approach of the conqueror.
            —Frank Horridge
  44
  Vanished like the beautiful sparkling hoarfrost.
            —Victor Hugo
  45
  Vanish together, as a dream of morning flies.
            —Victor Hugo
  46
        Vanish like a fleeting dream,
The shadow of a chariot, or flash of sword.
            —Victor Hugo
  47
  Vanished like the fleeting forms drawn in an evening cloud.
            —Richard Jago
  48
  All vanish as you shall vanish, like a bubble thrown up from the deep.
            —Louis Kossuth
  49
  She vanished like the lightning’s sudden gleam.
            —Alphonse M. L. Lamartine
  50
  Vanished like a fleet of cloud, like a passing trumpet-blast, are those splendors of the past.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  51
  Vanish … like the mist of the lake.
            —James Macpherson
  52
  Vanished … like the body in the tomb.
            —Denis Florence McCarthy
  53
  Vanished … like the day branch in the fire.
            —Denis Florence McCarthy
  54
        Like the dreams of the Blind,
Vanish the glories and pomps of the earth in the wind.
            —James Clarence Mangan
  55
  Vanish like a dew-drop in a rose.
            —Gerald Massey
  56
  Vanish like a view caught out of darkness by lightning.
            —George Meredith
  57
  Vanished, like a blasted thing.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
  58
  Vanish like gossamers of autumn eve.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  59
  Vanished like the feathery snow in summer’s running brooks.
            —Mrs.
            —Norton
  60
  Vanished like a mist that melts on the sunny hill.
            —Ossian
  61
  Vanished like a scene of enchantment.
            —Jane Porter
  62
  Vanished, like the airy fabric of an Eastern tale.
            —William H. Prescott
  63
  Vanished, like a shadow fled.
            —Edna D. Proctor
  64
  He vanishes like a man who has caused his property to be snatched from a swindler.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  65
  Vanished, like the writing from the sand.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  66
Like the swift shadows of Noon, like the dreams of the blind,
Vanish the glories and pomps of the earth in the wind.
            —Friedrich Rückert
  67
  Vanished from our eyes, like sunbeam on the billow cast.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  68
  Vanisheth as smoke from Ætna.
            —William Shakespeare
  69
  Vanish like hailstones.
            —William Shakespeare
  70
  Vanish, like smoke before the tempest’s stream.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  71
  Vanished, like a star into a cloud.
            —Alexander Smith
  72
  Vanish like a vision of the night.
            —Robert Southey
  73
  Beauty vanishes like a vapor.
            —Harriet P. Spofford
  74
  Vanish like smoke of incense.
            —Richard H. Stoddard
  75
  Vanish away like smoke.
            —Old Testament
  76
  Vanish like a shooting star.
            —John Tobin
  77
  Vanished like a mere soap-bubble.
            —Josef K. Tyl
  78
  Vanished … like a feathered shaft frae a yeoman’s bow.
            —David Vedder
  79
            Evanished like a blink
Of starlight ere the mind can think.
            —Frank Waters
  80
Vanished, like a rush
Of self-consuming flame.
            —Robert K. Weeks
  81
Light as a sunbeam glides along the hills
She vanished.
            —William Wordsworth
  82
 
 
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