ceaseless hum

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  • And from all under the low ceiling rose a ceaseless hum, though none spoke loud. Cited from Count Hannibal, by Stanley J. Weyman
  • I listened to the low ceaseless hum of this wonderful life, and I found it fascinating. Cited from The Betrayal, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Sometimes I came in from the crowded streets and ceaseless hum; one glance at these shapes and I became myself. Cited from The Story of My Heart, by Richard Jefferies
  • A ceaseless hum rose from it, and below lay the depth that had fostered them, seething so that he could hear it where he stood. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, by Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Except for the call of birds, and the ceaseless hum of insects, there was no sound to break the stillness. Cited from The Boy Scout Aviators, by George Durston
  • Men talk and dream of better days-- Of a golden time to come; Toward a happy and shining goal They run with a ceaseless hum. Cited from The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems, by H. L. Gordon
  • Other more distant bells still were sounding dimly, but save for the ceaseless hum of the traffic, no unusual sound now disturbed the archaic peace of the court. Cited from The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, by Sax Rohmer
  • But then flashed forth the sputtering whiteness of the electric light, and its ceaseless hum was henceforth a new source of headache. Cited from New Grub Street, by George Gissing
  • She lay wakefully, staring through her open window at the arc lights winking in parallel rows, listening to the ceaseless hum of man's activities. Cited from North of Fifty-Three, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • A ceaseless hum of wheels in motion comes from the rear, and the peculiar crackling sound of a band in rapid revolution round the drum of the engine and the shaft. Cited from Hodge and His Masters, by Richard Jefferies
  • As they refresh themselves there is a ceaseless hum of conversation, how so-and-so came a cropper, how another went at the brook in style, or how some poor horse got staked and was mercifully shot. Cited from Hodge and His Masters, by Richard Jefferies
  • What a sound that is -- the roar of London, the voices of the street, the ceaseless hum, the creaking of the great wheel of humanity as it goes round and round. Cited from A Prince of Sinners, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The morning sun rose bright and fair Upon a lovely village where Prosperity abounded, And ceaseless hum of industry In lines of friendly rivalry From day to day resounded. Cited from Poems, by Hattie Howard
  • Murmurs the haven with one ceaseless hum; The hurrying camel's bell, the driver's song, Along the sands resound. Cited from Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1, by William Lisle Bowles
  • There was a ceaseless hum of voices in the labyrinth of brilliant rooms, with their atmosphere of transient spring sunshine and permeating, faint odour of fresh paint. Cited from A Comedy of Masks, by Ernest Dowson and Arthur Moore
  • Since Horner had crossed the threshold the ceaseless hum of the streets seemed to be nearer, the sound of it louder in the room; the restlessness of that great strife stirred the air. Cited from In Kedar's Tents, Henry Seton Merriman
  • The music of the insects has already been alluded to, and everyone will agree with Gilbert White that "not undelightful is the ceaseless hum, to him who musing walks at noon." Cited from The Strand Magazine, Vol. VII, No. 37, Jan 1894, Ed. by George Newnes
  • The small window at the head of the stairs remained open as they had left it; and through it a ceaseless hum, as of a hive of bees swarming, poured in from the night, and told of multitudes astir. Cited from The Long Night, by Stanley Weyman
  • He looked round the court, which seemed very dean and rather empty-- stables, barns, buildings, and dwelling-house not showing much sign of life, excepting the ceaseless hum and clack of the mill, and the dash of the water which propelled it. Cited from The Trial, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • One soft summer's evening, when the wind blew in the scent of flowers from the opposite gardens -- and the ceaseless hum of the insects -- those twilight revellers -- sounded happily on the ear, Acme started from the couch as a thought crossed her. Cited from A Love Story, by A Bushman
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