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See definition of ahem on Dictionary.com
  • as incough
  • as ininterjection

synonyms for ahem

  • cold
  • bark
  • croup
  • hack
  • hem
  • whoop
  • frog in throat
  • tickle in throat
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How to use ahem in a sentence

You've got to go on, and the more you agree—ahem—the less you'll disagree, see?
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
Her politics, system of education, customs, and arts will be of—ahem!
HUMOUR OF THE NORTHLAWRENCE J. BURPEE
Before I had time to make any remark, however, upon so singular a circumstance, he interrupted me with a second "ahem!"
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
He commenced once more, with an ahem, which gave me a better inkling than frankness of what bothered him.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
"Well, I'm going to set up with her to-night," said Seffy again, with a huge ahem.
THE WIT AND HUMOR OF AMERICA, VOLUME II. (OF X.)VARIOUS
I shall not, however, be able to show you my collection of diamonds, unfortunately; they are at present—ahem!
A MODERN ALADDINHOWARD PYLE
I wanted the company to see that I was a bit of a judge of painting, ahem!
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHYELIZABETH BUTLER
You were zealous to pass your history course, ahem, too zealous, perhaps.
ANN ARBOR TALESKARL EDWIN HARRIMAN
Aunt wants me to thank you for the photograph you sent her, ahem!
POLLY THE PAGANISABEL ANDERSON
No one noticed them until—ahem—until the sun came in the window.
MOLLY BROWN OF KENTUCKYNELL SPEED
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WORDS RELATED TO AHEM

  • ahem
  • bark
  • cold
  • croup
  • frog in throat
  • hack
  • hem
  • tickle in throat
  • whoop
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.