Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of hoarse: more hoarse

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Examples

  • She…one day on a walk near the Potomac, she kept yelling the names of her two dogs, who had taken off unexpectedly on their own; she got hoarser and hoarser—as if they were the ones in danger.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles DickensDickens's last novel is set in the precincts of the cathedral of Cloisterham. "… a city of another and a bygone time is Cloisterham, with its hoarse Cathedral bell, its hoarse rooks hovering about the Cathedral tower, its hoarser and less distinct rooks in the stalls far beneath."

    Ten of the best

  • Another rumble, hoarser and more ominous than before, lifted itself and hushed the robins and the squirrels.

    CHAPTER 23

  • There were lip-exclamations of approval on the part of the women, and hoarser notes of confirmation came from the men.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • So she opened her mouth, closed it again, and then somehow, her voice even hoarser than usual, got the words out.

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • She could hear his breathing, hoarser and louder than it had been.

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • His voice sounded hoarser than usual to his own sharp ears.

    red dust

  • His voice had grown hoarser and hoarser as he spoke.

    The Lovers

  • Speechifying had left his raspy voice even hoarser than usual.

    THE 4400® WELCOME TO PROMISE CITY

  • Billy screamed at the watchtowers, but his voice sounded hoarser than before.

    THE 4400® WELCOME TO PROMISE CITY

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