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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


Declining to change themselves, even as sulphuric acid declines to be sweet milk, though you vote so until the end of the world.
—Thomas Carlyle

Declined, like a flower surcharged with dew.
—John Milton

Declined—like shadow in the dying of the day.
—Edgar Allan Poe