clearing his throat

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  • Seven times he cleared his throat and seven times he failed to speak. Cited from The Sunny Side, by A. A. Milne
  • So he said his lines all over to himself, and cleared his throat. Cited from Master Skylark, by John Bennett
  • He cleared his throat, and seemed about to speak, then changed his mind. Cited from Maurice Guest, Henry Handel Richardson
  • As they drove up the hill he cleared his throat every few minutes. Cited from The Awakening of Helena Richie, by M. Deland
  • He cleared his throat several times as if to speak, but still remained silent. Cited from In a Steamer Chair And Other Stories, Robert Barr
  • He cleared his throat often, and did not know what to say. Cited from The History of David Grieve, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • After a while Paul cleared his throat, but she did not hear him. Cited from Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby, by Kathleen Norris
  • He cleared his throat and looked all around, to make sure that no one else was near. Cited from The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum, by Thornton W. Burgess
  • He looked north and he looked south, and each time he cleared his throat, but said nothing. Cited from Mother West Wind's Children, by Thornton W. Burgess
  • He cleared his throat, opened his mouth to speak, but the words would not come. Cited from O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921, by Various
  • He cleared his throat and compelled his eyes to meet those across the table. Cited from The Strange Case of Cavendish, by Randall Parrish
  • Then he cleared his throat, and spoke again, but not much more to the purpose. Cited from The Young Duke, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • The leader cleared his throat as if he had much to say, but he did not speak. Cited from The Desert of Wheat, by Zane Grey
  • Twice he cleared his throat, and twice the whole resources of the language failed him. Cited from The Dynamiter by RL & Fanny VDG Stevenson
  • He cleared his throat and opened his mouth as if to speak, but still he remained silent. Cited from Rupert of Hentzau, by Anthony Hope [See Zenda]#
  • With a determined effort he cleared his throat and began to speak. Cited from The Tangled Threads, by Eleanor H. Porter
  • Some turned toward the door, but one man cleared his throat. Cited from Youth Challenges, by Clarence B Kelland
  • He cleared his throat and looked towards her, but seemed to find a difficulty in speaking. Cited from North, South and Over the Sea, by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  • He caught hold of his throat with his left hand, and again cleared his throat. Cited from A Spirit in Prison, by Robert Hichens
  • The latter cleared his throat two or three times, each time as if he intended to begin right then. Cited from Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories, by Thornton W. Burgess
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