HISS's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of hiss
Definition:
n. prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth
Example:
When a sharp hiss made her draw back in a hurry: a large pigeon had flown into her face, and was beating her violently with its wings.
Sentence in Classic:
I heard the creature hiss as I have no doubt that you did also, and I instantly lit the light and attacked it.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
At last the third bell rang, there was a whistle and a hiss of steam, and a clank of chains, and the man in her carriage crossed himself.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
They split up the wood, pressed it down on the fire, blew at it with their mouths, and fanned it with the skirts of their greatcoats, making the flames hiss and crackle.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Fire and steam, and smoke, and red light; a hiss, a crash, a bell, and a shriek; Louisa put into one carriage, Mrs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
The room was dark, lit as it was by one small window, and so thick with smoke that she was blinded, but she could hear the hiss and crackle of flames.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
This time they seemed almost sad, but the open gas flame that burned with a hiss close above their heads gave off little light and that may have merely created an illusion.
The Trial By Franz Kafka Context
Rain was still falling heavily, the whole expanse of heath before him emitting a subdued hiss under the downpour.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
But amid his utterance a quick shudder overruns his limbs; his eyes are fixed in horror; so thickly hiss the snakes of the Fury, so vast her form expands.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
He walked into the room, and as he did so Barrymore sprang up from the window with a sharp hiss of his breath and stood, livid and trembling, before us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context