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  • n. Plural form of harumph.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of harumph.

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Examples

  • The "harumphs" and walking out sound a LOT like the reaction of the audience the first time I saw "Pulp Fiction," by the way.

    Who walks out on the Watchmen? | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • Bwana Polepole, my tortoise (I know, I sorta forgot about him too), has come out of 'hibernation' and now harumphs around my courtyard in the rain.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • I mean he even adapted William Burroughs' Naked Lunch ... that's an uber-risque endeavor bound to illicit the harumphs of all kinds of contemporary literary snobs.

    Remake of The Fly to Be Directed By… David Cronenberg | /Film

  • He harumphs and snorts and paws the ground — and then scratches his ass and goes back into his holding pen.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast AM: June 28, 2006

  • When we get home, we're treated to a litany of grouses and harumphs before he deigns to show any affection.

    Ferris hates Mondays

  • Miss Snark harumphs mightily at the idea that a standard query letter has been out for more than a month, but not everyone is as brutally efficient as Killer Yapp the Query Letter Organizer.

    Archive 2006-02-05

  • NEXT!! he's not scared of death and as such, he has more to give us from his emotional generosity. nothing to fear. in that tiny hole for five years with his bones broken, do you honestly think that judgement is something he shies from or fears? obama through the enormous convulsed tentacles of his corporate campaign, a structure of leviathan dimension and complexity tho run by others, is woefully tied to it. he drags them on his feet like lead ball and chains. he parses, measures, and harumphs because he has mastered the concept: CAUTIOUS.

    ModerateVoters.org

  • I'm always gob smacked that 'Arry Redknapp is seen as some great wheeler dealer, this is the man that paid money for Titi Camara less we forget, "harumphs Andy Bradshaw.

    The Guardian World News

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