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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Light and fleeting as a dream of night lost in garish day.
  Fleeting as a shade.
  Fleeting as joy of youth.
            —Edwin Arnold
  Fleeting like feathers in the winde alofte.
            —George Gascoigne
  As fleeting as April sunshine.
            —Gerhart Hauptmann
As bubbles that swim on the beaker’s brim
And break on the lips while meeting.
            —Charles Fenno Hoffman
  Fleeting as a passing sigh.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  Fleeting as air.
            —Jonathan Swift
  Fleeting like a beam of light.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Fleeting as the bow in the clouds.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  A thing as fleeting as the thin sea-foam.
            —George Sylvester Viereck
  Fleeting as the wings of sleep.
  Fleeting as health or beauty.
            —William Wordsworth

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