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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Droops like a broken lily.
  Droop, like to bees belated in the rain.
            —Alfred Austin
Shee droopeth in her minde,
As, nipt by an ungracious winde,
Dothe some faire lillye flowre.
            —English Ballad
  Drooping like a falling blossom.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  She drooped like a lily bedewed in the valley.
            —Patrick Brontë
  Droop like wreaths of snow.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Droop’d as the willow when no winds can breathe.
            —Lord Byron
  Droops like some unpitied flower that the rain-fall washes down.
            —Alice Cary
  She drooped like a blossom bent by the wind.
            —Edmondo de Amicis
  Droops, like a rose, surcharged with morning dew.
            —John Dryden
  Drooping like plumes.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  The maidens droop, like meadow-grass when mown.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Drooping like Hyacinthus beneath the blow of the quoit.
            —Charles Kingsley
Drooped like a lily tired
That lolls upon the stalk.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Drooping like a rose rain-laden.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  Drooped like a yacht with idle sails struck by a sudden blast, that dips them in the salt.
            —George Meredith
  Drooping like crystals in the gulf of time.
            —George Meredith
  Droops like a flower.
            —Barry Pain
  Droop like the trees in October.
            —James Puckle
  Droop, like unfolded wings half spread for flight.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Droop like a shower-beaten flower.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Droops … like over-ripen’d corn
Hanging the head of Ceres’ plenteous load.
            —William Shakespeare
  Drooping like honny dew.
            —Edmund Spenser
  As a vine droops, when by divorce remov’d from the embraces of the elm she lov’d.
            —George Stepney
Like a flower in the frost.
            —Celia Thaxter
  Drooping like a dew-laden lily.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  Adroop like a rained-on fowl.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier

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