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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Faint as the hum of distant bees.
  Fainter than scent of soever long-kept lavender.
            —Max Beerbohm
  Faint … like a lost star.
            —Robert Browning
Faint as a waft from years
Long past.
            —Helen G. Cone
  As faint and helpless as a new-born babe.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Faint as the music that in dreams we hear.
            —Mary Ainge De Vere
I hear their cry afar
Faint like the death-song of a fallen star.
            —Arturo Graf
  Faint as the dim ghost of a dream-sea.
            —Richard Hovey
  Faint as the light of stars and wan.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Faint as a glimmering taper’s wasted light.
            —Sir William Jones
  Faint as the visions in a dream.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Faint as the Spring.
            —Owen Meredith
  Faint … like chimings from some far-off tower.
            —Agnes. C. Mitchell
                A faint strain,
As if some echo, that among
Those minstrel halls had slumber’d long,
  Were murm’ring into life again.
            —Thomas Moore
  Faint and forlorn … like the breath of a spirit sighing.
  Faint as the voice of the telephone.
            —Morgan Robertson
  Faint as shed flowers.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Faint … as the wavering flame of spirits of wine.
            —W. Clark Russell
  Faint, like distant clarion feebly blown.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Faint as the far-off clouds of evening.
            —Robert Southey
  Faint as the moonlight that rests upon your sleep, or the first glow of dawn that wakes you to new endeavor.
            —Hermann Sudermann
  Faint as the moon if the sundawn gleam.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
Faint as the shadows of ages
That sunder their season and ours.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Faints like a dazzled morning moon.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Faint as half-forgotten dreams.
            —Frank Waters
  Fainter than a young lamb’s bleat.
            —William Butler Yeats

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