mere rumour

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  • What you hear from us is no more than a mere rumour. Cited from Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini
  • You have no proof of what you say except mere rumour, I suppose. Cited from The Loom of Youth, by Alec Waugh
  • His heart shall break At the mere rumour of it. Cited from The Fall of Troy, by Quintus Smyrnaeus
  • Away with this fear, based on mere rumour! Cited from Cleopatra, by Georg Ebers, v1
  • He would never communicate such information on mere rumour or inference. Cited from The Good Time Coming, by T.S. Arthur
  • This is no mere rumour, for I have it direct from the naval gunners themselves. Cited from With Rimington, by L. March Phillipps
  • The tape machine, however, might have ticked out a mere rumour with no truth in it at all. Cited from The Witness For The Defense, by A.E.W. Mason
  • But first it was necessary to ascertain more than what mere rumour or careless hearsay could tell. Cited from The Poor Clare, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • For it was not a mere rumour, an idle curiosity, that had brought them together now. Cited from Where the Trail Divides, by Will Lillibridge
  • The mere rumour of this army will prevent the Duke of Parma from attacking you. Cited from History United Netherlands, 1590-92 by Motley
  • Was it a mere rumour, or were Lord Alphingham's attentions marked and decided towards his sister? Cited from The Mother's Recompense, Volume I, by Grace Aguilar
  • It is mere rumour, and I vouch not for its truth. Cited from Arthur Mervyn, by Charles Brockden Brown
  • Roger speedily discovered what hundreds of locks there are which the mere rumour of money will unlock. Cited from Roger Ingleton, Minor, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • This much is mere rumour; for the freshman was always reticent on the encounter, and what followed. Cited from The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • But the mere rumour of it set Rome in a turmoil. Cited from The Last Galley, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • This, like the other story above mentioned, rests upon mere rumour, and is entitled to the credence attached to other rumours of a similar nature. Cited from Canadian Notabilities, Volume 1, John Charles Dent
  • The mere rumour of a want or a lack was answered by immense shipments of that particular commodity. Cited from The Gray Dawn, by Stewart Edward White
  • It became plain that the war was more than a mere rumour-- The lads who had been blown to bits or bayoneted! Cited from Robin, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • He was appalled at the sudden action proposed on a mere rumour, which both Buckhurst and himself had begun to consider an idle one. Cited from History United Netherlands, 1587b by Motley
  • His spirit bounded as he read of this and of the frightened exit of that puny usurper before the mere rumour of his approach. Cited from Bunker Bean, by Harry Leon Wilson
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