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


Silence … like an adoring host in ecstasy.
—Laurence Binyon

Silence sank
Like music on my heart.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A silence like that of dreams.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Silence, like a poultice, comes
To heal the blows of sound.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

We rest in silence, like two gems upcurl’d
In the recesses of a pearly shell.
—John Keats

A deep silence, like the fearful calm
That slumbers in the storm’s portentous pause.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Silence … like a flower closed in the night.
—Charles Wells