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Use in Literature CroonsShe was rocking her body backward and forward, and crooning to herself in a maudlin way.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Cast Adrift.Oliver jumped up with suspicious alacrity. 'Oh, love, love, love!' crooned Peter.ndash;Stephen Vincent Benet in Young People's Pride.He came to us from Altamaha, away down there beneath the gnarled oaks of Southeastern Georgia, where the sea croons to the sands and the sands listen till they sink half drowned beneath the waters, rising only here and there in long, low islands.ndash;W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls of Black Folk.If he heard that guilty crooning from the buttery, he knew she might be breaking extra eggs, or using more sugar than was conformable.ndash;Alice Brown in Tiverton Tales.Every now and then he remembered a phrase he had learned by heart, straightened his back, and gave it off like Henry Irving, and the next moment he was bent double and crooning over his papers.ndash;John Buchan in The Thirty-Nine Steps.Somehow in the fragrance and colour and the delectable crooning of the stream, the fantastic and the dim seemed tangible and present, and high sentiment revelled for once in my prosaic heart.ndash;John Buchan in Moon Endureth [Tales/Fancies].Then it quieted to the low sultry croon which told of blazing midday when the streams are parched and the bent crackles like dry tinder.ndash;John Buchan in Moon Endureth [Tales/Fancies].The long man tiptoed awkwardly to her side. 'Canny, lass,' he crooned.ndash;John Buchan in Moon Endureth [Tales/Fancies].Croon, to toll.ndash;Robert Burns in Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns.Crooning, humming.ndash;Robert Burns in Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns.
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