Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Altered by contact with igneous rock: said of coal.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She asked, but I couldn't make her porcelain shatter so I humphed my own foundations instead.

    secrets

  • Sir William humphed, and turned to Mary, You remember my mentioning Charlotte, my younger daughter?

    The Blackstone Key

  • Sir William humphed, and turned to Mary, You remember my mentioning Charlotte, my younger daughter?

    The Blackstone Key

  • Sir William humphed, and turned to Mary, You remember my mentioning Charlotte, my younger daughter?

    The Blackstone Key

  • He thought she humphed, but as she lifted her head and swung to the door, he took that as assent.

    Hero Come Back

  • She humphed — that seemed to be her way of signifying grudging assent; before he could help her, she clambered up into the curricle.

    Hero Come Back

  • Edna humphed, “Unless you get yourself with child.”

    Marriage Most Scandalous

  • Edna humphed, “Unless you get yourself with child.”

    Marriage Most Scandalous

  • He handed her into the curricle; as he sat beside her, she humphed.

    Hero Come Back

  • She humphed, shot him another, more dire, warning glance, and walked on even faster.

    The Ideal Bride

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