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  • Riotous sounds of heavy metal speeding through open space drowned out all thoughts.

    The After Wife

  • But then the flames drowned out the rest, and Raspa was engulfed in flames that stretched up and spluttered sparks like shooting stars into the velvety black, strangely beautiful night sky.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • As Talmor said of his gitar and harp playing, he could accompany so long as his playing was drowned out by loud singing or other instruments.

    Dragon Drums

  • The last words were drowned out by the bull-throated drone that came dropping down from above them, a sound peculiarly charac­teristic of the heavy Sikorsky freighters with their modified blades to gain lift.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • “No!” she screamed, so loud she shocked herself back to reality, so loud the word drowned out the drumming of her pulse in her ears and the rushing water and her breathing and his and everything else in the universe except the primal need to survive.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • But the real living things knocked spots off my fading collection: the way the moths seemed to come up like bubbles at dusk as the colour drowned out of the flower beds in our back garden and the night-scented phlox or buddleia began to glow with pale wings.

    Wildwood

  • A Dolby-level grinding noise drowned out the startled yelps of the Marked.

    THE 4400® WELCOME TO PROMISE CITY

  • But any chance Carly might have had to offer verbal encouragement to Barry was drowned out as Mr. Hindley turned on the drill.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Once she catches sight of me, all other sound is drowned out by a deafening “HIIII!”

    Venomous

  • Reverends Evers and Teaks came out on the stage, and the crowd burst into applause that nearly drowned out the organ.

    What Would Emma Do?

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