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hiss
 n.  prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth
Classic Sentence: (61 in 5 pages)
1  He gave the wry, quick hiss of a laugh.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  She clung to him, with a hiss of wonder that was almost awe, terror.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
3  Occasionally an ember rolled off the bank, and dropped with a hiss into the pool.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
4  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
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
5  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
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
6  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
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
7  A sudden swift hiss fell from the windows above him and he knew that the electric lamps had been switched on in the reader's room.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  The talk about him ceased for a moment and a soft hiss fell again from a window above.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  And therefore the air was silent save for one soft hiss that fell.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
10  The hiss of the boiler could be heard on the distant rails, and the rumble of something heavy.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 17
11  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
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 31
12  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
13  The mate was in the very act of striking, when another hiss stayed his uplifted arm.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
14  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
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
15  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
Get Context   In Chapter Six K.'s uncle - Leni
Example Sentence:
1  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.
2  Every major league pitcher has off days during which he must learn to ignore any catcall and angry hiss from the crowd.
3  There was a hissing sound, and clouds of vapour were emitted.