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  • “Tom,” was the word whispered, “Steele” was the sibilated response.

    The History of the Next French Revolution

  • Dozia sibilated, pointing to Judith who had actually turned over.

    Jane Allen, Junior

  • I watched, too, with the fascination that things have for an observant boy, the play of his lips -- they were a little oblique, and there was something "slipshod," if one may strain a word so far, about his mouth, so that he lisped and sibilated ever and again and the coming and going of a curious expression, triumphant in quality it was, upon his face as he talked.

    Tono Bungay

  • "Answer me!" sibilated the stranger, his brows darkening beneath the wide brim of the hat, and a gleam of fire showing in his eyes.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums

  • "Do you think it's worth while?" sibilated Miss Miranda in answer.

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

  • 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

  • "S'st!" sibilated the Captain warningly, winking in the direction of his wife.

    The Dop Doctor

  • Butch -- usually a grave, serious Senior, winked, contorted his visage hideously, pointed at Hicks, and sibilated, " Now , Coach -- now is your chance!

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

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