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noun as in cough

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noun as in interjection

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One might say (ahem) that in Beijing on Wednesday the atmospherics were everything.

US Airways inadvertently tweeted an—ahem—racy photo involving a lady and a toy plane.

The singer beat (ahem) charges of a woman claiming he injured her in a nightclub due to insufficient evidence.

One, I had no idea cute little ducks were such violent (ahem) pricks.

A full spread (ahem) of his work is now in a show at Invisible-Exports gallery in New York.

You've got to go on, and the more you agree—ahem—the less you'll disagree, see?

Her politics, system of education, customs, and arts will be of—ahem!

Before I had time to make any remark, however, upon so singular a circumstance, he interrupted me with a second "ahem!"

He commenced once more, with an ahem, which gave me a better inkling than frankness of what bothered him.

"Well, I'm going to set up with her to-night," said Seffy again, with a huge ahem.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ahem, such as: cold, bark, croup, hack, hem, and whoop.

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