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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Destitute
 
  Destitute of sense as the gesture of the tree and the sound of the wind.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Destitute … like a beast naked without refute, upon a plain to abide all summer showers.
            —John Lydgate
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  Destitute as a stock-fish.
            —John Howard Payne
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