ceaseless murmur

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  • It was a louder note in the general and ceaseless murmur of the battle, but the young men paid it only a passing moment of attention. Cited from The Forest of Swords, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • There are no sounds of Nature or art so true in harmony as this ceaseless murmur of the American woods. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873, by Various
  • Then the voices trailed off sleepily and silence succeeded, broken only by the ceaseless murmur of the waves around the island. Cited from Spanish Doubloons, by Camilla Kenyon
  • Dimly to my ears came the ceaseless murmur of London. Cited from The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, by Sax Rohmer
  • The stream which cuts Tegucigalpa in two ran directly below the hotel, splashing against the rocks and sweeping under the stone bridge with a ceaseless murmur. Cited from Captain Macklin,by Richard Harding Davis
  • Around us were moored numerous ships, which, breaking the tide as it flowed gently onwards, produced a ceaseless murmur like the gushing of a mountain stream. Cited from Campaigns of the British Army 1814-1815, by G. R. Gleig
  • On the hard, echoing sands, and distinct from the ceaseless murmur of the salt sea waves, came footsteps -- nearer -- nearer. Cited from Ruth, by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • The detective stood motionless, and the ceaseless murmur of the waves, as they broke upon the shore sounded like a requiem in his ears; but not once did he waver in his purpose. Cited from The Dock Rats of New York, by "Old Sleuth"
  • The place possessed the curious property of being ever filled with a ceaseless murmur, as though it were some aerial maelstrom, drawing into its silent vacuum all wandering waves of sound from the restless human ocean flowing round it. Cited from Paul Kelver by Jerome K. Jerome
  • Except for this ceaseless murmur, silence brooded over the place, for the song-birds had hidden themselves in the wood, and the two intruders upon the sacred privacy, by an unconscious sense of fitness, spoke in whispers. Cited from The Redemption of David Corson, by Charles Frederic Goss
  • The ceaseless murmur of the rushing waters grew in the stillness as the keel boat drew nearer the hurrying yellow flood, and the beat of the Kentuckian's pulse quickened. Cited from The Prodigal Judge, by Vaughan Kester
  • In the squares, the fountains spurted in pools surrounded by rusted railings, or flowed down triple layers with a ceaseless murmur. Cited from Woman Triumphant, by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • And from them rose into the night a ceaseless murmur of voices, laughing and joking, quarreling, loving and hating, demanding, complaining, and fighting and slaving and scheming for bread and the means of stark existence. Cited from His Family, by Ernest Poole
  • But here the oblong piece of black and white contrasts sufficiently in itself with red brick and dull brown wooden framing, with tall shadowy elms, and the glint of sunshine on the streamlet that flows with a ceaseless murmur across the hollow of the lane. Cited from Hodge and His Masters, by Richard Jefferies
  • From dawn to darkness its halls and corridors echoed with the singing violin, Skale's booming voice, Miriam's gentle tones, and his own plaintive yet excited note, while outside the old grey walls the air was ever alive with the sighing of the winds and the ceaseless murmur of falling water. Cited from The Human Chord, by Algernon Blackwood
  • Yet even this compelling arrogance was at times overtaken, submerged, by a third presence, stronger even than the other two; a presence that entered upon the heels of the night; the ceaseless murmur of the streets; the purring of rubber tires upon asphalt; a girl's laugh, high, careless, reckless. Cited from O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920, by Various