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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Sweep like a simoon.
  Sweeps … along, like the broad volume of the insurgent Nile.
            —Matthew Arnold
  Sweep around … like angered eagles cheated of their prey.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Swept … like sullying cloud from pure blue sky.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  Sweep like wolves on a lambkin.
            —T. D. Brown
  Swept in like tides of Fundy.
            —Francis. F. Browne
  Sweep like a sea, barred out from land.
            —Robert Browning
Swept like surge, i’ the simile
Of Homer.
            —Robert Browning
  Sweep, like currents journeying through the windless deep.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Swept … like leaves before the autumn gale.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Swept … like ocean-tides uprising at the call of tyrant winds.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Sweeping along like the Huns.
            —Stephen Crane
  They swept him out of the street, as a fire-hose flushes the gutter.
            —Richard Harding Davis
  Like chain-shot, sweeps all things in its way.
            —John Dryden
  Sweeps like spectral shade.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Swept like a tempestuous sea.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Sweeping like rivers that seek the main.
            —Thomas Hood
  Sweeping the country like locust-swarm.
  Sweep like a wing’d will.
            —Emily Pfeiffer
  Sweep like bitter Nor’land gales.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Sweep as the tempest o’er the deep.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  Swept the lists like an Egypt’s plague of locusts.
            —Owen Seaman
  Sweep it away like a leaf before a hurricane.
            —George Bernard Shaw
Like waves before the tempest.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
As storm across his soul that kept
Wild watch, and watched not well.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Swept like a torrent.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Swept like a conquering army through my blood.
            —Louis Untermeyer
As by a plague.
            —William Wordsworth
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