from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a hum; humming: as, the air is all ahum with the sound of bees.


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  • Yet when he got to the office, there was a different vibe ahum in the air than the one he expected.

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  • August 28, 2009 at 4:03 am erm, well, I wud have, of course, had Eowyn not done dat… yeshyesh… sure… ahum.

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  • Where's the lonelyness, the (ahum) 'existential questioning', the sense of being lost before you have lived, of falling down and not really caring about it, the (true or faked) indifference to it all?

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  • And apparently this body is not 200 characters long, so I add some text so this pearl too can be read (ahum)

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  • Thanks, needed that, I'm cleaning house today..yeah yeah just taking a teeny little break now ahum

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  • "Air-devils die slowly, Bom person," advised Ruum - ahum.


  • The bridge was ahum with subdued, frightened talk.

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  • All the houses -- on every side of us were ahum with life, and small wonder, for Zeitoon was harboring the refugees from all the district between there and Tarsus, to say nothing of fighting men who came in from the hills behind to lend a hand.

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  • Oh, music of eastern tongues, harmonied murmur of streets ahum!

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  • The camp was alive, ahum, vibrant with fierce, dynamic energy.

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