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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Lost as Eden.
  Lost, like a river running into an unknown sea.
  Lost like a predestined soul.
  Lost, like autumnal leaves, when North winds rage.
            —William Congreve
  Lost himself in thought as though he had fallen out of the world.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Lost, like a star in day.
            —Henry Ellison
  Lost like the day of Job’s awful curse, in the third chapter, third and fourth verse.
            —Bret Harte
Lost, like the lightning in
The sullen cloud.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  As lost, as any needle in a stack of hay.
            —Thomas Hood
  Lost in the gulf of chance to fall, as oblivion swallows thought.
            —Alfred de Musset
  Lost like stars beyond dark trees.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Lost, like the light, flickering of a cottage’s fire.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Lost as in a trance.
            —Esaias Tegner
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