only to whisper

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  • He succeeded by a great effort in keeping himself well in hand, venturing only to whisper a word now and then. Cited from Brave Tom, by Edward S. Ellis
  • Jones begged her only to whisper, for that there was a lady dying in the next room. Cited from The History of Tom Jones, a foundling, H. Fielding
  • Mistress Claire still clung to my hand, but only to whisper a sentence of instruction. Cited from My Lady of Doubt, by Randall Parrish
  • So we went on, giving water, brandy, or soup; sometimes successful in reviving the patient, sometimes able only to whisper a few words of comfort to the dying. Cited from Memories, by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
  • The bullets were much more disturbing; they seemed to be less open in their warfare, and to steal up and sneak by, leaving no sign, and only to whisper as they passed. Cited from Notes of a War Correspondent, R. H. Davis
  • I told him it was what I had been used to for above two years past, and that I wondered as much at the voices of him and his men, who seemed to me only to whisper, and yet I could hear them well enough. Cited from Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift
  • I told him it was what I had been used to for above two years past, and that I admired as much at the voices of him and his men, who seemed to me only to whisper, and yet I could hear them well enough. Cited from Stories From Seven Old Favorites, by Eva March Tappan
  • Can it be that when God made His pretty world He had certain things exceeding sharp and sweet to say to us, which it is His will only to whisper to us through human reeds: the frail human reeds on which we sometimes deafly lean until they break and pierce our cruel hands? Cited from Prisoners, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • He had only to whisper a few words in his ear to see him jump up from the table where he was playing cards, dash his stakes with a sweep of his hand into the lap of his antagonist, a gift or a forfeit, he cared not which, for not finishing the game. Cited from The Golden Dog, by William Kirby
  • If by chance one of them did come up to her, attracted by her pale beauty, it was only to whisper to her shameful suggestions while they danced; to propose uncompromising engagements, friendly relations with a prudence modeled on the English, flirtations that had no result. Cited from Woman Triumphant, by Vicente Blasco Ibanez