MURMUR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MURMUR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
murmur
 v.  make low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Then, wheels ground sharply on the graveled driveway, and the soft murmur of Ellen's voice dismissing the coachman floated into the room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  There was the sound of greeting and an indistinguishable murmur.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
3  There was a loud murmur of voices, confusion as the ladies got to their feet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
4  The woman, without answering, pushed her pail aside, and continued to stare as Miss Bart swept by with a murmur of silken linings.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
5  It was understood that Miss Bart should fill the gap in such emergencies, and she usually recognized the obligation without a murmur.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
6  At this picture of loveliness in distress, the pathos of which was heightened by the light touch with which it was drawn, a murmur of indignant sympathy broke from Trenor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
7  Lily had not an instant's doubt as to the meaning of the murmur greeting her appearance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  The words, flashing back on Gerty's last hours, struck from her a faint derisive murmur; but Lily, in the blaze of her own misery, was blinded to everything outside it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
9  If Carol was so indiscreet as to murmur that she had a small headache, instantly the two Smails and Kennicott were at it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
10  His confident voice dwindled to a bewildered murmur, ceaseless and racking.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
11  No murmur, no impatience, no petulance did come from him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 112. The Blacksmith.
12  'Don't let me go in,' she would murmur.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
13  Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
14  A low murmur of applause announced that the compliment of the tribe was favorably received.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
15  Every eye rolled sullenly toward the individual indicated by the simple gesture, and a low, threatening murmur passed through the crowd.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
Example Sentence:
1  The summer air, the restful quiet, and the drowsing murmur of the bees had had their effect, and she was nodding over her knitting -- for she had no company but the cat, and it was asleep in her lap.
2  The summer air, the restful quiet, the odor of the flowers, and the drowsing murmur of the bees had had their effect.
3  When the physician noticed Philip had a slight heart murmur, she referred him to a cardiologist for further tests.
4  In our room we could hear the murmur of a distant brook.
5  He gave a little murmur of relief.
6  At his last gasp, he murmured the name of the person who shot him.
7  He turned and murmured something to the professor.
8  Liz fell silent in mid-word of a vague murmured greeting to stare.
9  The crowd murmured angrily and indicated that they did not care to listen to the speaker who was approaching the rostrum.
10  The promise of some basic working rights draws murmurs of approval.
11  For some time there have been murmurings of discontent over the government policy on inflation.