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“I would not be seen in the street with that scarecrow,” murmured Giles.

"Trouble him not," murmured the melancholy man, with gentleness.

When this was concluded, Mr. Gladstone murmured, "Our Father."

Even Corney's eyes filled with tears, and he murmured, "Poor Markie!"

"I'm aw'fly sorry," Billy murmured with a foolish, embarrassed grin.

It was a thriftless old door, such as bachelors kept, she murmured.

"Just a minute more and I'll ease the pain for you," murmured the girl, compassionately.

"I'll not say another personal word," he murmured, contritely.

Those who understood Swahili murmured eagerly to those who did not.

"That's strange poetry," he murmured, turning over more of the pages.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "expression of discontent by grumbling," from Old French murmure "murmur, sound of human voices; trouble, argument" (12c.), noun of action from murmurer "to murmur," from Latin murmurare "to murmur, mutter," from murmur (n.) "a hum, muttering, rushing," probably from a PIE reduplicative base *mor-mor, of imitative origin (cf. Sanskrit murmurah "crackling fire," Greek mormyrein "to roar, boil," Lithuanian murmlenti "to murmur"). Meaning "softly spoken words" is from 1670s.

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