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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Die like a dog in a ditch.
The fresh roses on your cheeks shall die,
Like flowers that wither in the shade.
            —Aphra Behn
                Parting day
Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues
With a new colour as it gasps away,
The last still loveliest, till—’tis gone, and all is gray.
            —Lord Byron
  Dies like cookery with the day that brought it forth.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Die like a rat in hole.
            —Ranger Gull
  A remnant of beauty was dying out upon this face of sixteen, like the pale sun which is extinguished by frightful clouds at the dawn of a winter’s day.
            —Victor Hugo
                It died away
Like the pale sunbeam of a weeping day.
            —Jacques Jasmin
                All my glories die,
Like flowers transplanted to a colder sky.
            —Lord Lyttelton
  She died—as die the roses
  On the ruddy clouds of dawn,
When the envious sun discloses
  His flame, and morning’s gone.
            —Evan MacColl
                Dies away,
Like relics of some faded strain, loved voices, lost for many a day.
            —Thomas Moore
  Die as April’s cowslips die.
            —John Payne
  Dies away like a peal of cathedral bells.
            —Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
  Dies as dreams that die with the sleep they feed.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
As a star feels the sun and falters,
  Touched to death by diviner eyes—
As on the old gods’ untended altars
  The old fire of withered worship dies.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Die as a leaf that dies in a day.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
Died like odor rapt in the winged wind,
Borne into the alien lands and far away.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Died away like a sigh in the shadow of the infinite vault.
            —Giovanni Verga
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