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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Disappear like phantoms.
  Disappearing at day break like foul night-birds of an unclean dream.
            —William Cowper Brann
  Disappears like dew on a June morning.
            —Edward G. Buffum
  Slowly disappearing, like a day dream.
            —Charles Stuart Calverley
  Disappeared like a shadow.
            —Adelbert von Chamisso
  Disappeared … like a man overtaken by an avalanche.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Disappeared, like the shadow thrown by a passing cloud.
            —Charles Dickens
  Disappeared, like a cloud driven by the wind.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Disappeared, like a passing gleam.
            —George Eliot
  Disappear like a tale that is told.
            —Simeon Ford
  Disappeared like a shape in a vision Thomas Hardy  11
  Disappeared, as a shadow melting into air.
            —Victor Hugo
  Disappeared like buttered crumpets.
            —Leigh Hunt
  Disappeared like a shot.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Disappeared like print held too close to the eye.
            —Arthur Ransome
Like dew late strewn through the trembling grass.
            —Hayden Sands
  Appeared and disappeared like a succession of lightning flashes.
            —José Selgas
  Disappeared as if he had vanished in the air.
            —José Selgas
  Disappear, as if all had vanished through the sky.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley

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