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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Like trees fast rooted in the ground.
  Wandering fires wait even on rottenness like a stray gleam of thought in an idiot’s brain.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Waiting, like a lamp-post.
            —R. D. Blackmore
Thy pleasant youth, a little while withdrawn,
  Waits on the horizon of a brighter sky;
Waits, like the morn, that folds her wings and hides
  Till the slow stars bring back her dawning hour;
Waits, like the vanished spring, that slumbering bides
  Her own sweet time to waken bud and flower.
            —William Cullen Bryant
                Idly wait
Like lovers at the swinging gate.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
            Waited with a frown,
  Like some old champion of romance,
Who, having thrown his gauntlet down,
  Expectant leans upon his lance.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  My love is waiting like corked soda-water to fly towards her.
            —Barry Pain
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