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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of murmur.


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  • So that the phrase murmured long ago among his admirers by the insincere voice of modesty came in the end to be whispered in the secrecy of his heart by the uneasy tongue of pride.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • He was hesitating when a major-domo, appearing from heaven knows where, came up to him in silence, took his hat out of his hands, and without asking for his name murmured:

    Maigret in Society

  • The name murmured at the door had not reached my ears, and I was still wondering which of my child-friends had developed into this charming and fashionable young lady, when Tabitha burst into the room, flung her arms round the new-comer's neck, and exclaimed, "You darling, who would have expected you to turn up so charmingly, just when we didn't expect you!"

    A Loose End and Other Stories

  • Slowly strolling past the endless pillars of the colonnade, the fountain murmured in my ear of all the beautiful things in all the beautiful world.

    The Promised Land

  • "Pretty good thing you died, Briss, old man," Martin murmured, letting the magazine slip between his knees to the floor.

    Chapter 40

  • Instead of passing by, as she should have done, how had she found the courage to stop before her enemy and, by a phrase murmured between her teeth, provoke this odious dispute?


  • Edwin murmured a short explanation in the ear of his uncle; and then rising from his arms, with his beautiful face glittering like an April day in tears, allowed his gay cousin Murray to buckle the royal spurs on his feet.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • It was like the realization of a dream, when he heard his name murmured, and, turning, he saw his lost wife before him.

    Wife in Name Only

  • A word murmured in a dream, an involuntary thought, an immodest glance, a gesture of impatience, a reminiscence of dissipation, an omission, a shake of the head that might reveal what you know, or what is known about you for your woes — —”

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • The end of the phrase was murmured around the room as Ric moved beside me.

    Silver Zombie


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  • "I love repetitive sounds," murmured Tom.

    December 23, 2007