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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Cry (Verb)
  My heart is crying like a tired child for one fond look, one gentle, loving word.
  Cry like babe in swathing band.
            —Allan Cunningham
  Crying like Niobe or Niagara.
            —O. Henry
  Cry as an eagle freed.
            —Victor Hugo
  Crying, like a wretched Shangodaya.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Cry of anguish, like the last dying wail of some dumb, hunted creature.
            —Adelaide A. Procter
  Cry like famine.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Cries like the blood of Abel from the dust.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  I cry like a travailing woman.
            —Old Testament

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