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  • n. Plural form of hushing.


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  • A sharp wail smote the air from a point suspiciously close to the lath and canvas partition on the other side, followed by hasty hushings and steps in the opposite direction.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • The fever burned itself rapidly away, for there seemed little vitality to feed it in the feeble frame of this old young man, whose life had been none of the most righteous, judging from the revelations made by his unconscious lips; since more than once Robert authoritatively silenced him, when my gentler hushings were of no avail, and blasphemous wanderings or ribald camp-songs made my cheeks burn and

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

  • Occasionally it intermitted, falling abruptly in volume like the mysterious rare hushings of a rapid stream.

    The Mountains

  • He achieved what I take to be the supreme compliment of noisy hushings sibilated from the pit and gallery when the later curtains rose.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 8, 1920

  • I could hear the flit of wings, low, mysterious sounds, whispering, gentle complaints and hushings, but if I turned -- lo! the scene shifted, and the drama of life was still enacted out of my sight.

    A Bird-Lover in the West

  • His hushings and soothings were louder than her weeping.

    Rhoda Fleming — Volume 3

  • That was all I heard, except hushings on Clarence's part, as if the opening of my door and the thread of light from it warned him that there was risk of interruption.

    Chantry House

  • He is not obliged to lift up his voice, to appease the groaning poor at his side, -- the world will not hear the soft hushings of his benevolence,

    The Planter's Northern Bride


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