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  • He was absolutely unconscious of the presence of another human being in the breast, nor did the broken words of blessing and gratitude uttered by the faint-voiced miners find their way to his ear.

    Derrick Sterling A Story of the Mines

  • The child walked gravely up to the desk and mounting to the high stool struck a faint-voiced bell.

    The Coast of Chance

  • She was mighty gentle about it -- you know how sunny her face is -- well, she just got grave and kind o 'faint-voiced, and said -- Oh, you know what she said!

    The Forester's Daughter A Romance of the Bear-Tooth Range

  • Even if one of the children sat on a rotting log crooning a vague, fragmentary ditty, some faint-voiced spirit in the rock would sing.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove 1895

  • While I was falling back to the low place, before mine eyes appeared one who through long silence seemed faint-voiced.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11

  • Through all the wear and tear of time the remembrance of that voyage has at intervals haunted him: the length of it, the weariness of it, and the almost unbroken monotony stretching through the ninety odd days that dawned and darkened between San Francisco and New York; the solitary sail that was blown on and on, and becalmed and buffeted between the blue waste of waters and the blue waste of sky; the lonesomeness of it all -- no land, no lights flashing across the sea in glad assurance; no passing ships to hail us with faint-voiced "Ahoy!"

    In the Footprints of the Padres

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