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The hum of earnest or glad voices here contrasted strongly with silence and meditation there.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The girl began to hum, as she powdered her nose with a white glove, lying in a powder box.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
The door banged shut behind him and I heard him at the foot of the stairs roaring "Ho-ho-there-ho!"
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
She fell to her task again, only now she began to hum softly, thus shutting me off entirely.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
In a moment Skipper Worse was wide awake, and began to hum, as she moved her fingers along the lines.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Matt listened to the steady hum of the Comet's twin cylinders with an exultation he could not conceal.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
The men did “hold on” most powerfully; they did more, they hauled upon the rope, hand over hand, to a “Yo-heave-ho!”
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Many, therefore, who did not assent to all that the King had said, joined in a loud hum of approbation when he concluded.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Softly Amy began to hum a popular song, but Mollie interrupted her impatiently.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
Another hour, and a rising hum from a buzzer beside him gave warning of approach to the destination he had fixed.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
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