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  • v. Present participle of sough.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by soft sounds


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  • One of the guests at our later, different dance, in Corgarff Castle, must have remembered this, for suddenly there was a sort of "soughing" of the song, then a singing of it, and it was positively roared out by the assembly when the music stopped and the dance ended.

    The Black Colonel

  • Just then a faint "soughing" sound among the branches suggested another idea to Griselda.

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • The soughing of the Battenkill sparked a language more inspired than mine.

    Valley of Vermont

  • Then, a sudden gust drew my attention upwards to the branches bending and soughing in the wind -- the most beautiful ballet I could imagine.

    Patricia Crisafulli: Finding Purpose, Embracing Creativity

  • He looks at his tremulous, bleeding hands, then into the vacant eyes of the soughing pig.

    Death's Noisy Herald

  • A stiff north-westerly wind blew bracingly in from the grey and ochre ocean, soughing noisily through a field of high green corn stalks, bending the inland ash and thorn and willow, scraping the short turf and the bare headlands.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing

  • It's the soughing of wind in the giant old trees behind our house, the arresting bird calls, the distant hoot of a train.

    Lev Raphael: Summertime Book Blues

  • Just as the soughing winds strip the almond trees of their blossom so the Prince is slowly divested of his power and as he reflects on the life he has lived and the conclusions he reaches you feel an all-pervading sadness at how little he feels he has really achieved.

    The Leopard

  • Waves became her world; their soughing filled her ears, their sparkling glazed her eyes.

    Raven Speak

  • All they heard was the silence of the woods, a slight soughing in the branches above.



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