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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Waste
 
  Wasted like the mountain snowe, before warme Phœbus’ shine.
            —English Ballad
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  Wasted, like a sermon for the dead.
            —Ambrose Bierce
  2
  Wasted like well-streams.
            —Robert Browning
  3
  Waste … like April snow in the warm noon.
            —William Cullen Bryant
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  Waste as fast as dyke water.
            —William Carr (Dialect of Craven)
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As the drained fountain, filled with autumn leaves,
The field swept naked of its garnered sheaves;
So wastes at noon the promise of our dawn,
The springs all choking, and the harvest gone.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Waste like a wilderness.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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        Wasted, as the snow congealed
When the bright sunne his beams thereon doth beat.
            —Edmund Spenser
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                Wasted
Like an ember among the fallen embers.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Waste like death.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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