ripple of excitement

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  • A ripple of excitement ran through the girls as they saw, far in the distance, the big river steamer approaching. Cited from The Camp Fire Girls in the Maine Woods, by Hildegard G. Frey
  • A little ripple of excitement went through the office as Van Teyl started his negotiations. Cited from The Pawns Count, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The next morning there was a ripple of excitement at the adjutant's office. Cited from Marion's Faith, by Charles King
  • That "ripple of excitement" which we read about so often in connection with belles and balls went round the room. Cited from The Range Dwellers, by B. M. Bower
  • Without so much as a ripple of excitement upon her homely features, she came down and stood within the door, respectfully awaiting orders. Cited from Idle Hour Stories, by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  • The wide ripple of excitement caused by General Abercromby's reported arrival had crowded the railway station. Cited from A Fascinating Traitor,by Col. Richard Henry Savage
  • They had scarcely taken them when a ripple of excitement swept the crowd as every head was turned toward the aisle that led down the centre of the platform. Cited from The Southerner, by Thomas Dixon
  • His vitality and flow of spirits were so immense that wherever he went he always caused a breezy ripple of excitement. Cited from A Young Girl's Wooing, by E. P. Roe
  • It makes you feel that no matter how outrageous you wanted to be you could not cause a ripple of excitement or interest -- unless Royalty noticed your action. Cited from As Seen By Me, by Lilian Bell
  • Not the smallest ripple of excitement disturbs the profound peace of the country at large. Cited from American Political Ideas, by John Fiske
  • His arrival in the foyer of the Benedict Apartments caused more than a ripple of excitement. Cited from A Poor Wise Man, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • As the little crowd gathered by this ripple of excitement melted away, a single figure remained lurking in a corner of the yard and out of sight in its dark shadow. Cited from Cast Adrift, by T. S. Arthur
  • Jenkins was subpoenaed as a witness, which caused quite a ripple of excitement in the family. Cited from Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley, Belle K. Maniates
  • A little ripple of excitement went through Craven as he saw the dense body of horsemen, still about two miles away, who were galloping steadily towards them. Cited from The Shadow of the East, by E. M. Hull
  • The well-schooled House now took the presentation without a ripple of excitement, and was content with simply voting not to receive the petition. Cited from John Quincy Adams, by John T. Morse
  • The slight ripple of excitement died away while the witness was sworn, and the crowd listened with interest even to the preliminary interrogatories. Cited from That Mainwaring Affair, by Maynard Barbour
  • Next morning, when it became known among the bankers and foreign agencies that a letter of credit for ten thousand pounds had been lost or stolen, there was more than a ripple of excitement. Cited from Parrot & Co., by Harold MacGrath
  • The yarn had caused its little ripple of excitement -- had even attained to the distinction of a place in the local newspaper; but Brading had given it no attention. Cited from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II, by Ambrose Bierce
  • A ripple of excitement was caused in the dining-room when Mr. Deacon was divined to usher some one to the parlour. Cited from Miss Lulu Bett, by Zona Gale
  • This realization caused a ripple of excitement to stir the peons' placid lives. Cited from Heart of the Sunset, by Rex Beach
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