tried to whisper

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  • He tried to whisper as though he whispered about women every day of his life. Cited from Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett
  • He tried to whisper her name, but death closed his lips. Cited from Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1, by Brewer
  • I took the old lady's hand and tried to whisper words of comfort. Cited from The Black Creek Stopping-House, by Nellie McClung
  • The flowers by the roadside tried to whisper a word of the answer to my question. Cited from A Tramp's Sketches, by Stephen Graham
  • Once when his lips left hers she tried to whisper his name, to call him back from his madness; but her voice was gone. Cited from The Bars of Iron, by Ethel May Dell
  • He tried to whisper more, only to fail. Cited from The Rainbow Trail, by Zane Grey
  • I went to my uncle and tried to whisper in his ear a hint that he had better go and look into the wood-shed. Cited from The Light in the Clearing, by Irving Bacheller
  • He tried to whisper to her, his lips pressed close to the ear that was nearest them, but he found that he had no speech. Cited from Jason, by Justus Miles Forman
  • And now, this time, what was this gentle warning that the oak tried to whisper softly down? Cited from The Singing Mouse Stories, by Emerson Hough
  • The wide eyes of the dying girl stared back at her in doubting wonder, while the trembling lips tried to whisper her name. Cited from That Printer of Udell's, by Harold Bell Wright
  • She tried to whisper an explanation, but he hushed the words unuttered. Cited from The Tidal Wave and Other Stories, by Ethel May Dell
  • If Keith tried to whisper to him, Murray merely frowned at him. Cited from The Soul of a Child, by Edwin Bjorkman
  • Joy tried to whisper something to her once, but Gypsy turned away with a gesture of impatience and disgust. Cited from Gypsy's Cousin Joy, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • In vain I tried to whisper courage to Solange. Cited from International Short Stories: French, by Various
  • As if compelled against her will -- answering to an irresistible voice-- Bess raised her head, looked at him with sad, dark eyes, and tried to whisper with tremulous lips. Cited from Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
  • It was no easier than I expected it to be, especially when little Mayme, having come to say good-bye, put her lips close to my ear and tried to whisper something, and cried and kissed me instead. Cited from From a Bench in Our Square, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • A groan came to them once, and Norah shuddered and put her face into her hands, while Jim, who had himself shivered at the sound, put his arm round her, and tried to whisper something, only his voice would not come. Cited from Mates at Billabong, by Mary Grant Bruce
  • Rodd had tried to whisper comfort to his comrade, but only to be met with imploring words, the lad begging to be allowed to sit and think; and Rodd respected his prayer. Cited from The Ocean Cat's Paw, by George Manville Fenn
  • So then he tried to whisper Al but his whisper sounded like a jazz record with a crack in it so he says I'm not yelling I am whispering so I said yes I have heard Hughey Jennings whisper like that out on the lines. Cited from The Real Dope, by Ring Lardner
  • Yesterday Ellice had come over on the old bicycle -- Ellice with shining eyes and pink cheeks, glowing with happiness and joy, and Ellice had hugged her tightly, and tried to whisper thanks that would not come. Cited from The Imaginary Marriage, by Henry St. John Cooper