Babbling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 33 pages
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Use in Literature BabblingStraight on towards us came the toiling ship, the dip of oars resonant in the hollow fog and a ripple babbling on her cutwater plainly discernible.ndash;Edwin L. Arnold in Gulliver of Mars.They babbled over Nucingen; he was discussed and judged; they even slandered him.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Firm of Nucingen (tr James Waring).Yesterday evening Louise was delirious for a short time; but her delirium was the prettiest babbling, which shows that even the madness of gifted people is not that of fools or nobodies.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Letters of Two Brides.He was always babbling about his sins, and pretty squalid they were.ndash;John Buchan in Mr. Standfast.I checked him, but he babbled on, and I could not choose but learn something about the disposition of the Caerlaverock household below stairs.ndash;John Buchan in Moon Endureth [Tales/Fancies].The poor beasts were straining at their pickets and sniffing the morning wind, which brought down the thick fumes of the great bombardment and the indescribable babbling cries of a beaten army.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.You babbled too much, like all your damned Americans.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.You know how a native babbles and chatters over any work he has to do.ndash;John Buchan in Prester John.Besides, I should dread the effect on Lilian, if offensive gossips babbled to her on a matter that would excite so much curiosity as the rupture of a union in which our neighbours have taken so general an interest.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in A Strange Story, vol 5.But he who reads my assertion in the quiet of his own room, will perhaps pause, ransack his memory, and find there, in some dark corner which he excludes from 'the babbling and remorseless day,' a pale recollection that proves the assertion not untrue.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in A Strange Story, vol 6.

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