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  • With that he turned and marched away, carrying his own burden of undeserved anguish with him and leaving Ali with the half-uttered compliment still stuck in her throat.


  • “Should bear herself towards persons of a certain rank with the breeding of one,” said the Marquis, completing the half-uttered sentence.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • It was not probable that Top scented the presence of man, for in that case, he would have announced it by half-uttered, sullen, angry barks.

    The Mysterious Island

  • He had that instant been receiving, with a political affectation of disavowing and misunderstanding their meaning, the half-uttered, half-intimated congratulations of the courtiers upon the favour of the Queen, carried apparently to its highest pitch during the interview of that morning, from which most of them seemed to augur that he might soon arise from their equal in rank to become their master.


  • He did not say much to her; and when she attempted, with a soft half-uttered word, to assure him that the threat of

    He Knew He Was Right

  • How many people would she make happy, were she able to let that young Phoebus know in one half-uttered word — or with a single silent glance — that she would in truth be his dearest.

    Lady Anna

  • The passion that thrills through the movements of every one of the passers-by, the dim light of the gas lamps, the quiet pregnant night, all commence to affect me — this air, that is laden with whispers, embraces, trembling admissions, concessions, half-uttered words and suppressed cries.


  • I was a tempest of half-uttered words and curses, when suddenly I realized I was falling.

    Vittorio, The Vampire

  • Conan had his sword drawn before the captain's speech was half-uttered.

    Conan the Valiant

  • Startled, Father Ralph jumped to his feet with a soothing noise half-uttered; but Frank was quicker.

    The Thorn Birds


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