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  • This lady acted as housekeeper to Mr John Yule, a wealthy resident in this neighbourhood; she was the sister of his deceased wife — a thin, soft-speaking, kindly woman of forty-five.

    New Grub Street

  • The airless room, the soft-speaking, gorgeously clad men and women, the unhealthy atmosphere of well-bred spite as the cards went round and coins clinked and markers whispered across the polished table did not appeal to her at all.

    The Frozen Heart

  • Ledesma asked, and she explained: 'Years ago 1 saw this movie, Roberto Montgomery'it was, a soft-speaking yo, ing man, attaches himself to two lonely women, only luggage he has is a hatbox, just like hers.


  • ` ` Yes, '' shouted the usually soft-speaking Storrow; ` ` he was my witness, but now he is your liar. ''

    The History of the Telephone

  • "Yes," shouted the usually soft-speaking Storrow; "he WAS my witness, but now he is YOUR LIAR."

    The History of the Telephone

  • Like the small soft-speaking boss the ward gripped its fist conclusively.

    Marching Men

  • So this was the manner of man representing the forces challenging to the great national fight, a lover of flowers paying tribute to all things beautiful; good-natured, smiling, easy-going, soft-speaking; the embodiment of vested rights done up in a white waist-coat.

    The Freebooters of the Wilderness

  • He was a well-dressed, soft-speaking, vigorous man of forty-five.

    Peg O' My Heart

  • It held stores and goods in bales, and some trunks and other baggage belonging to the Englishman, for you would have set down the tall, thin, high-featured, reddish-bearded, soft-speaking man who owned the waggons as English, even though he had called himself by a Dutch name.

    The Dop Doctor

  • Stoke took him by the arm and led him back to the town, this harmless, soft-speaking creature who had once been a brilliant man, and had made but one mistake at sea.

    Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories


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