Traci called, voice muffled by the bathroom door.
The sound of a door closing and muffled voices outside the door were followed by silence.
"I just want to be away from him," Edith said in a muffled voice.
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.
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."
"No, it isn't," she answered, her voice muffled against his shoulder.
She heard a muffled response to her knock and walked in, not caring if he bid her enter or get lost.
Even Gladys Turnbull's alarm must have been muffled enough not to disturb his slumber.
Muffled steps hurried down the hall toward her door and Katie pounded on the door.
When the port of Boston was closed by Great Britain in 1774 the bell of the old First Parish Church (Unitarian) of Portland (built 1740; the present building dates from 1825) was muffled and rung from morning till night, and in other ways the town showed its sympathy for the patriot cause.
But then, in the quietness of the night, he began to hear beyond the door, the muffled but clear sounds of lovemaking.
Dean sat a while longer, amid night sounds, the ticking clock, and the muffled ringing of Gladys Turnbull's alarm.
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.
This could be fixed, within certain limits, at whatever pitch suited the composition; but on the horn it could be only very partially filled out by notes of a muffled quality produced by inserting the hand into the bell of the instrument, a device impossible on the trumpet.
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.