The messenger's voice was muffled by the door.
Dean never even heard Gladys Turnbull's muffled alarm clock.
I quite understand, said Berg, getting up and speaking in a muffled and guttural voice.
The only sound was the muffled sound of hooves in the sand and the occasional clink of a harness.
I was surprised when the recipient of my muffled tip-calls was not the usual person.
The Guardian's muffled voice grew louder as he pulled the head off the costume.
"What happened?" a muffled voice asked.
As she looked over his shoulder, she caught her breath in a muffled scream.
A long time passed until both heard the muffled but distinct sound of Martha's quiet sobbing in her adjacent room.
She made no effort to move away from him, but he pushed her slightly forward until she stumbled, and caught a branch as she let out a muffled scream.
As if in celebration, the fireworks ended in a fury of light and muffled noise.
The muffled beats of music thumped through her open windows.
She heard a muffled response to her knock and walked in, not caring if he bid her enter or get lost.
The second caller was a lady friend of Fred's by the sound of the muffled conversation.
She began to cry, her sobs muffled as she leaned forward against her arms.
"I just want to be away from him," Edith said in a muffled voice.
Even Gladys Turnbull's alarm must have been muffled enough not to disturb his slumber.
"No, it isn't," she answered, her voice muffled against his shoulder.
He heard Gladys' muffled alarm at least twice, and someone rummaging around the kitchen, all well before the light gave a hint of welcoming Sunday.
While eating dessert, they heard a muffled moan from the bed.
Muffled steps hurried down the hall toward her door and Katie pounded on the door.
She turned and ran, her laughter muffled in the waterlogged air.
General Greene asked, his voice muffled over the communications system.
Then he heard a muffled sound from behind the partially closed bathroom door.
The muffled ring of his new phone woke him just as dawn's light crept through the window.
Voices rose from behind the door, their words too muffled by the wood to distinguish.
Voice dies away in five or six low muffled sounds very much resembling distant thunder.
By careful training her voice, originally hard and harsh, had become flexible and melodious, and its low and muffled notes under the influence of passion possessed a thrilling and penetrating quality that was irresistible.
In the forest the harness bells sounded yet more muffled than they had done six weeks before, for now all was thick, shady, and dense, and the young firs dotted about in the forest did not jar on the general beauty but, lending themselves to the mood around, were delicately green with fluffy young shoots.
Natasha, muffled up in shawls which did not hide her eager face and shining eyes, galloped up to them.
The larger bell was muffled and the little bells on the harness stuffed with paper.
Finally, in February 1858, when he was lying muffled in blankets in the cold fit of a severe attack of intermittent fever at Ternate, in the Moluccas, he began to think of Malthus's Essay on Population, and, to use his own words, "there suddenly flashed upon me the idea of the survival of the fittest."
There was a moment of realization as he understood her brave actions, and then a snap as the line let loose and he tumbled backwards like some mortally wounded game bird shot from the sky, arms outstretched, scream muffled in his mask.