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  • interj. Form of hmm


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  • Not uncommon - close city climate - nothing serious, but unpleasant enough ... h'm, three grains should do it, I think ...

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • I've had the greatest pleasure in getting up this little thing, and I'd made up my mind to propose Mrs Greenow's health; but, h'm, ha, no doubt it has been in better hands.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • He was a little sad because he was going to have to leave his beloved models behind h'm.


  • A week till my ship sailed, ample time … sixteen hundred … Mrs Carpenter swooning with gratitude … h'm

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Nikita's ... h'm ... elephants and the Ultimate in Human Dexterity. '

    The Heart Of A Dog

  • You know the sort of thing - 'This is to certify that the bearer is really Poligraph Poligraphovich Sharikov ... h'm, born in, h'm ... this flat.'

    The Heart Of A Dog

  • I've come, h'm, on another matter, Philip Philipovich ... in view of the great respect I feel ...

    The Heart Of A Dog

  • 'Show me ... h'm ... dammit, throw the thing into the stove at once.'

    The Heart Of A Dog

  • She did not - h'm - she did not favour us with her instructions on that occasion, however.

    Best Detective Stories

  • You see, the dinghy — h'm, and there's the hatchway, too '— he was lost in thought.

    The Riddle of the Sands


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    February 16, 2011