a whisper passed

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  • Suddenly a whisper passed on from man to man. Cited from America's War for Humanity, by Thomas Herbert Russell
  • A whisper passed among the warders on the top of the gate. Cited from The Waverley Novels, Vol. XII, by W. Scott
  • Not a whisper passed between them as the canoe sped swiftly from the shore. Cited from Flower of the North, by James Oliver Curwood
  • One market-day a whisper passed through Farnborough that George Fielding had met with wonderful luck. Cited from It Is Never Too Late to Mend, by Charles Reade
  • A moment later a sailor passed along the edge of the dock, dragging a coil of rope after him, and must have answered some hail on his way, for instantly a whisper passed swiftly from man to man. Cited from Wolves of the Sea, by Randall Parrish
  • Just at the mouth of the lane they paused and put down their burden; a few words spoken in a whisper passed between them and they began to drag some dark thing down the lane, their backs bent, their heads bowed and the thing they dragged bumping over the uneven ground. Cited from The Prodigal Judge, by Vaughan Kester
  • Gnawed with famine, they counted the leagues of barren ocean that still stretched before, and gazed on each other with haggard wolfish eyes, till a whisper passed from man to man that one, by his death, might ransom all the rest. Cited from Pioneers Of France In The New World, by Parkman #2
  • Not a whisper passed through the University generally on the subject of Differential Calculus; although some papers (subsequently much valued) on that subject had been written by Mr Woodhouse, fellow of Caius College; but their style was repulsive, and they never took hold of the University. Cited from Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy, by George Biddell Airy
  • A whisper passed among the elder collegians that he had been seen at a mock auction in Moorfields, pretending to buy plated articles for massive silver, and paying for them with the greatest liberality in bank notes; but it never reached her ears. Cited from Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
  • Mr. Winkle turned to Mr. Pickwick, and murmured a few words; a whisper passed from Mr. Pickwick to Mr. Snodgrass, from Mr. Snodgrass to Mr. Tupman, and nods of assent were exchanged. Cited from The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens