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  • The word rushed from Chad in a stunned underbreath.

    Nightway

  • The colors in here-stone facing, flowers worn by guests, the strange chalices on the tables - carry an underbreath of blood spilled and turned black, of gentle carbonizing in the blank parts of the cities at four o'clock on Sunday afternoon ... it makes crisper the outlines of Tantivy's suit, rather a gigolo suit of unspeakably foreign cut, certainly nothing he ever would have thought of wearing ....

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • "Of all the provoking little witches!" she exclaimed, in an underbreath of irritation.

    The Governess

  • And all the Peoples were silent, save for an underbreath of wonder and talk; for all were utter stirred with hope and fear, perceiving that the Youths had some chance given unto them to return.

    The Night Land: Chapter 5

  • -- "God be with you!" she murmurs faintly, and, as he comes nearer, asks underbreath, without removing her eyes from the figure -- the counterpart of the picture on the wall, "Father, speak, who is the stranger?"

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • As she worked, the shadow again lifted from the girl's face, a smile came back to her scarlet lips, and she sang underbreath as only a young maiden can sing to whom love is a wonder and marriage a far-off dream.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • "What -- after all -- my insulting slap, too!" said she in an underbreath.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • 'Whover is in my box is my guest,' said the countess, adding a convulsive imperative pressure on Carlo's arm, to aid the meaning of her deep underbreath.

    Vittoria — Volume 3

  • He added in an underbreath, 'I think you are professing that you love her a little too strongly, and scarce give her much help as an advocate.

    Vittoria — Volume 2

  • In a strangely - sounding underbreath, she said, 'The princess does not wish it.'

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 7

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