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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Creep
 
  Creeping into her innocent heart like a maggot into a rose.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Crept … like a chill.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2
                Creep
Like the grey mists upon the mountain side.
            —Gerhart Hauftmann
  3
  Creep like torpid Hottentots.
            —A. F. F. von Kotzebue
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            O’er our silence creep
Like whispers of the household gods that keep
A gentle empire o’er fraternal souls.
            —John Keats
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  Creep like shadows.
            —William Shakespeare
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                Creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Creeping close as snakes in hidden weeds.
            —Edmund Spenser
  8
                Creep
Like the downy wing of sleep.
            —Arthur Symons
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Softly creeping, like a breath of air,
Such as is sometimes seen, and hardly seen,
To brush the still breast of a crystal lake.
            —William Wordsworth
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