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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Glow (Verb)
  Her eye balls … glowed like flaming carbuncles.
            —William H. Ainsworth
  Glow like a blacksmith’s forge.
  Glowing like molten iron.
  Glow like the gates of the New Jerusalem.
  Glow like the golden fleece.
  Glow like the vernal grass.
  Glow and glimmer soft as ocean blush of Indian shells.
            —Mathilde Blind
  Cheeks glow red as tomatoes.
            —Robert Browning
  Glowing in the green, like flakes of fire.
            —William Cullen Bryant
As if her veins ran lightning.
            —Lord Byron
  Aglow, like fruit when it colors.
            —William Canton
  Glow … like a pool of flaming blood.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Glowing like sunset-clouds upon the borders of the Tappan-Zee.
            —Frederick S. Cozzens
  Glows like a painter’s palette.
            —T. W. H. Crosland
  Glows as some rain-burnished rose.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Glowed like June.
            —Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
  Glow like adoration.
            —Ebenezer Elliott
  Blush and glow like angel’s wings.
            —Ebenezer Elliott
  Glow like webs of golden tissue in the sun.
            —Frederick William Faber
  Glow like twin roses in the verdant bush.
            —Francis Fawkes
  Glowin’ like a circus poster.
            —Sewell Ford
  Glowing like a bride robed to meet the bridal hour.
            —S. Gertrude Ford
  Glow … like Laura’s cheek when blushes rise.
            —John Gay
  I glow as with new wine.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Glowed like a household fire.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Glows like a red flame in the dark.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Glowed like sunshine.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
Glowed like a coal,
In the throat of the furnace.
            —William Ernest Henley
  Glows like a kiln.
            —William Ernest Henley
  Soft and glowing as a summer’s eve.
            —Henrik Hertz
  Glow like a queen’s missal.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Glowed like the morn beneath Aurora’s wings.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Glows like the old prophets.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  Glow like fiery meteors.
            —Homer (Pope)
                Golden glow,
Like Iris just bedabbled in her bow.
            —Thomas Hood
  Glow like a self-enkindled star.
            —Lemuel Hopkins
  Glows, like a peak at dawn.
            —Victor Hugo
  Glow like flashing seas of green.
            —Helen Hunt Jackson
Like the northern lights on snow.
            —John Keats
  Glows like the diamond in the presence of radium.
            —Andrew Lang
  Glowed like angels in the sun.
            —Gerald Massey
  Glowed like a watch fire in the Wilderness.
            —Gerald Massey
  Glowing imperial as the sun-toucht rose.
            —Gerald Massey
  Glowing like anthracite coal.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
  Glowed like a torch amid creation’s tomb.
            —James Montgomery
  In youthful beauty glows,
Like Phœbus, when he bends to cast
  His beams upon a rose.
            —Thomas Moore
  Glowed like the arbutus or beech of the Umbrian hills.
            —John Henry Newman
  Glow like paint on death’s shrunk cheek.
            —Miles O’Reilly
  Jewels … glowing like sunbeams.
  The Court, it glows, and shines like rotten wood.
            —Sir Walter Raleigh
  Glows like a golden group of buttercups.
            —T. Buchanan Read
Glowed, like great archangels moving slow
On some celestial road.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Her white forehead glowed like a rose.
            —Charles Reade
  Glow like a flower.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Glowed like the first splendors of the morn.
            —José Selgas
  Glowed like plated Mars.
            —William Shakespeare
  Glows like solid amethyst.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Glowing like the vital morn.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
As a heart burns with some divine thing done.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Glow … like the sunset’s flush on a field of snow.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Glows, like baker’s oven.
            —William Tennant
  Glowed as a cloud worn thin.
            —Walter Thornbury
  Glow like a great pearl.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
  With beauty glows like that of Venus, where she rose naked in blushing charms from Ocean’s hoary wave.
            —Joseph Warton
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