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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Flitted away like a bird on a wintry night.
  Flit like a summer cloud.
  Flitting like motes in the sunbeam.
            —John Brougham
  Seasons flit before the mind as flit the snow-flakes in a winter storm, seen rather than distinguished.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Flittering here and there, like sunshine in the uneasy ocean-waves.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Flitted … fitfully as an April sunbeam.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Flitted like a spark.
            —Thomas Hood
  Flit like a ghost away.
            —John Keats
  Fancies flit, and wheel like butterflies on banks of thyme.
            —Andrew Lang
  Flit like blown feathers.
            —Don Marquis
  Flitting like a shadow of love.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
  Flits, like a living flake of fire.
            —Samuel Minturn Peck
  Flit over the brain like the ghosts of the dead.
            —Thomas Pringle
  He flits like a bee.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  Flit like a swallow that stoops to lave its burnished bosom in the wave.
            —T. Buchanan Read
Like spendor-winged moths about a taper.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Flit, like life’s enjoyments, on rapid, rapid wing.
            —Caroline Southey
  Flitted away like a kite wi’ a brokken string.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Flits like a sudden drift of snow against the dull grey sky.
            —Oscar Wilde

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