His footfall was a feathery thing that carried him like a shadow to the door.
Or else, in some barroom, a footfall from behind and a bullet through the back.
The carpet was soft and rich; it gave back no sound of footfall.
There had been no knock, but he had just recognised the footfall coming up the stairs.
In the utter silence there was no suspicion of the pat of a footfall.
She could not tell its precise nature, but fancied it was the footfall of some animal.
Suddenly, in the excitement, it missed its footfall and fell into the river.
When he was supposed to be at his studies, not a voice was heard, not a footfall on the stairs.
He had not even heard a footfall on the soft ground between the trees!
It was his boast that he never forgot a voice or a footfall.