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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Like to the moon am I, that cannot shine
  Alone, like a leper.
  The old man proceeded alone into the waste, like a bold vessel leaving its haven to enter on the trackless field of the ocean.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  Alone, like Crusoe.
            —Edward S. Martin
  Stands alone like a rock in a sandy vale.
  Alone … like an owl in an ivy-bush.
            —James Robinson Planché
              I go alone
Like a lonely dragon, that his fen
Makes fear’d, and talk’d of more than seen.
            —William Shakespeare
  Alone, like one that had the pestilence.
            —William Shakespeare
  Alone like some deserted world.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Stand alone like a substantive.
            —Sir Henry Wotton
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