whisper ran

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  • A whisper ran along the line that a corporal and four men were hit. Cited from Fighting in France, by Ross Kay
  • A whisper ran through the rest of the class. Cited from The Soul of a Child, by Edwin Bjorkman
  • As he did so the men in their cots raised their heads and a sudden whisper ran round the ward. Cited from Leaves from a Field Note-Book, by J. H. Morgan
  • He lowered his voice, and the abominable whisper ran round among the heads. Cited from The Inheritors, by Joseph Conrad and Ford M. Hueffer
  • As if the sound had called up some spirit that lurked below, a whisper ran through the cavern. Cited from For the Term of His Natural Life, by Marcus Clarke
  • A whisper ran along the lines of their opponents. Cited from Elsie's Motherhood, by Martha Finley [AKA: Martha Farquharson]
  • Almost every time a new carriage drove up a whisper ran through the crowd and caps were doffed. Cited from War and Peace, by by Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi
  • A quick whisper ran through the class: the prefect of studies. Cited from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce
  • A sort of whisper ran through the room, and everybody made up their minds it was Sir Ferdinand. Cited from Robbery Under Arms, by Rolf Boldrewood
  • A hushed whisper ran round among the spectators below that the judge wasn't fit to try the case before him. Cited from What's Bred In the Bone, by Grant Allen
  • The quick-spread ears of the deer caught the last sentence, and a frightened whisper ran along the ranks. Cited from The Second Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
  • Upon his first rising the court was hushed, and a general whisper ran among the country people, that Sir Roger was up. Cited from The De Coverley Papers, by Joseph Addison and Others
  • Upon his first rising the court was hushed, and a general whisper ran among the country people that Sir Roger was UP. Cited from Days with Sir Roger de Coverley, Addison & Steele
  • Then, as the ship's captain and passengers landed, a whisper ran through the crowd, a wail, and wild sobbing. Cited from The Splendid Idle Forties, by Gertrude Atherton
  • A tall figure was entering the iron gateway -- and that whisper ran like a wind through the mass, the whisper of a hated name. Cited from The Heart Of The Hills, by John Fox, Jr
  • In the meantime the whisper ran swiftly through The Corner. Cited from Gunman's Reckoning, by Max Brand
  • One day, as he was becoming convalescent, a whisper ran down the long row of cots that the President was in the building and would soon pass by. Cited from Lincoln's Yarns and Stories, Alexander McClure
  • They were within twenty miles of Exeter, and within two miles of the body that the Prince had sent to join them, when a whisper ran about among them that they were betrayed. Cited from Great Events by Famous Historians, V12,Ed. Johnson
  • Carriages were drawn out into the stable-yard, horses exercised, and a whisper ran that Sir Charles was coming to live on his estates, and not alone. Cited from A Terrible Temptation, by Charles Reade
  • The tennis players ceased their game, all eyes were turned in one direction, and a frightened whisper ran through the crowd as Mr. Woburn hastened across the ground. Cited from Ruth Arnold, by Lucy Byerley
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