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The man did not live, nor could the occasion arrive, which would quicken his constitutional drawl.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He talked freely and intimately in a low, hesitating drawl that was not unpleasant to hear.
Except in long speeches she did not drawl; at times she spoke rapidly, snapping off sentences abruptly.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Again the note of melancholy, throbbing above the drawl––rising, indeed, into a wail.
He seemed to affect a drawl, and the grasp of his hand was not exactly hearty.
He spoke with a drawl, and Nat heard every word that he said.
FROM FARM TO FORTUNEHORATIO ALGER JR.
When he spoke it was with the languid drawl of the Western plainsman.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
It is rather a drawl that afflicts the ear than a nasal twang.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
The men that night had spoken with an affected English drawl, and the girls were all "going abroad for the summer."
THE WHITE SHIELDMYRTLE REED
He spoke with a drawl and used expressions unknown in Lorraine and Champagne.

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