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All this hubbub excited the attention of Boxtel, who was just taking his meal by his fireside.

All this hubbub came from a white house about five hundred yards away.

People turned to see what was the matter, and again did the hubbub increase.

But, directly we got into the street we were known, and this hubbub began.

It was cool and quiet out there after the heat and hubbub of the drawing-room.

Some fell to patronizing him, some to advising him, and some to sneering at the hubbub he was making.

Great was the hubbub, but the door was fast, and a compromise had to be arrived at.

The scene of scampering and hubbub that ensued baffles all description.

All was now bustle and hubbub in the late quiet school-room.

There was riot, wrangling, hubbub and cursing, till the hour of evening prayer.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, whobub "confused noise," generally believed to be of Irish origin, perhaps from Gaelic ub!, expression of aversion or contempt, or Old Irish battle cry abu, from buide "victory."

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