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Word: mutter

Definition: utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones


Sentences Containing 'mutter'

The keeper of the wine shop stopped to strike the wall with his hand, and mutter a tremendous curse.
They heard him mutter,``One Hundred and Five, North Tower;''and when he looked about him, it evidently was for the strong fortress walls which had long encompassed him.
Peppino nodded, and taking a rosary from his pocket began to mutter a few prayers while the clerk disappeared through the same door by which Danglars and the attendant had gone out.
"It feels like going down into one's tomb,"--he would mutter to himself--"for an old captain like me to be descending this narrow scuttle, to go to my grave-dug berth."
And have I not tallied the whale, Ahab would mutter to himself, as after poring over his charts till long after midnight he would throw himself back in reveries--tallied him, and shall he escape?
Well, well; I heard Ahab mutter, 'Here some one thrusts these cards into these old hands of mine; swears that I must play them, and no others.'

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