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  • Their close, half-audible conference had caught the attention of the guards.

    A River So Long

  • She knelt for an instant and uttered a half-audible prayer; then rising and glancing towards the towers of the Temple, "Adieu, once again, my children," she said; "I go to rejoin your father."

    16 October and the Martyrdom of Marie-Antoinette

  • "Tell me again what this does?" she asked dubiously after I'd thrust a bunch of sample bottles into her hands and mumbled something half-audible about taking a WOW challenge.

    Springtime in Berkeley: WOW micro-minerals, Annie's Annuals and my purple thumb

  • She knelt for an instant and uttered a half-audible prayer; then rising and glancing towards the towers of the Temple, "Adieu, once again, my children," she said; "I go to rejoin your father."

    Archive 2008-10-12

  • She knelt for an instant and uttered a half-audible prayer; then rising and glancing towards the towers of the Temple, "Adieu, once again, my children," she said; "I go to rejoin your father."

    The Execution of Marie-Antoinette 16 Oct 1793

  • She knelt for an instant and uttered a half-audible prayer; then rising and glancing towards the towers of the Temple, "Adieu, once again, my children," she said; "I go to rejoin your father."

    Archive 2007-10-14

  • The Murderer, being asked by the Judge, according to usage, whether he had anything to say before sentence of Death should be passed upon him, indistinctly muttered something which was described in the leading newspapers of the following day as “a few rambling, incoherent, and half-audible words, in which he was understood to complain that he had not had a fair trial, because the Foreman of the Jury was prepossessed against him.”

    The Trial For Murder by Charles Dickens | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • The rowboat passed out of sight for a moment, under the lee of the Cruizer, and I heard the watch hail him, the deep half-audible answer, and felt something that had been knotted inside me for a long time let go at the sound of his voice.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • To which the other made half-audible reply: “We are, if that bloody fool, our client — —” Ha! there was shady work in hand; trouble brewing for somebody.

    Ultima Thule

  • The man spoke a half-audible word to her, and she turned again to her fire.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

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