like the ripple

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  • The only thing at all strange about him was his smile, that came and went like the ripple of firelight on the wall. Cited from The Captives, by Hugh Walpole
  • She was invisible, but anyone who had listened intently could have heard a sound like the ripple of water as she walked. Cited from King Arthur and His Knights, by Maude L. Radford
  • Her hair was long and smooth and glossy, with a wave like the ripple of a summer breeze upon the surface of still water. Cited from The House Behind The Cedars, Charles W. Chesnutt
  • That was like the ripple and sparkle of a summer sea in the sunlight. Cited from What Can She Do?, by Edward Payson Roe
  • How like the ripple of a brook the syllables drop from the tongue! Cited from The Golden Censer, by John McGovern
  • But Van Berg knew well that all this geniality was like the ripple and sparkle that play above deep waters. Cited from A Face Illumined, by E. P. Roe
  • Another stroke caused the boat to quiver to its centre, and the water curled from its bows like the ripple of a rapid. Cited from The Bravo, by J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Sally and Kaetheli, those model scholars, kept putting their heads together and whispered continuously like the ripple of a brook. Cited from Erick and Sally, by Johanna Spyri
  • Even the ground-swell has lessened, and the breakers on the bar look like the ripple of a wash-tub. Cited from Homeward Bound, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Yusuf soon ceased to pay any attention to his surroundings, and sat, buried in his own thoughts, until a voice, pleasant and like the ripple of a brook, aroused him. Cited from The Days of Mohammed, by Anna May Wilson
  • They chattered idly, and the murmur of their talk rose on the just-felt breeze that greets the rising moon, like the ripple of waters. Cited from The Court of Boyville, by William Allen White
  • Is not both the good and the harm which is done on earth like the ripple of a stone dropt into water, which spreads and spreads for a vast distance round, however small the stone may be? Cited from Sermons for the Times, by Charles Kingsley
  • Like a brook among trees, Like the humming of bees, Like the ripple of wine: Had you heard, would you stay Blowing bubbles so long? Cited from English Poems, by Richard Le Gallienne
  • To him the figure seemed to be moving; a quiver like the ripple of a wavelet crossed her stomach, and her left hip became straightened, as if the right leg were about to step out. Cited from His Masterpiece, by Emile Zola
  • The topmost tower, delicately massive, a score of feet above them, swayed to and fro, gently, like the ripple of wheat in light summer airs. Cited from A Daughter of the Snows, by Jack London
  • They made a welcome break in the detailed drudgery; added to the day a glint of color, bright like the ripple of half-hidden flame that crowned Milly's head. Cited from The Clarion, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • It was a strange, melancholy, beautiful place, where the light shimmered on the walls like the ripple of water, and in the shadows of the massive walls the flowers waved all day in the sea-wind like little princesses who would dance before they died. Cited from The Faery Tales of Weir, by Anna McClure Sholl
  • And every now and then her eyes grew a little brighter, and there came a flush over her face, and a little tremor ran as it were all over her, like the ripple that comes and goes upon the bosom of a lake, stirred by a play of wind. Cited from Bubbles of the Foam, by Unknown
  • Amongst those in my possession is one with a blade of singular construction: it is very broad, and the edge notched into serpentine curves like the ripple of water, or the wavering of flame. Cited from The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7), by Lord Byron
  • He crossed to her quickly that he might show her how completely the memory of that night had been obliterated; that it had vanished utterly and ceased to be, like the ripple stirred to a moment's life by the brush of a swallow's wing on still water. Cited from A Hoosier Chronicle, by Meredith Nicholson
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