Xander thought he heard her whisper something before she withdrew.
This is a consequence of the very unequal audibility of a whisper in front and behind the speaker, a phenomenon which may easily be observed in the open air" (Sound, ii.
An old powdered manservant who was sitting in the antechamber rose quietly and said in a whisper: "Please walk in."
"Dolokhov, Mary Ivanovna's son," she said in a mysterious whisper, "has compromised her completely, they say.
The sergeant ran up to the officer and in a frightened whisper informed him (as a butler at dinner informs his master that there is no more of some wine asked for) that there were no more charges.
Though people were afraid of Marya Dmitrievna she was regarded in Petersburg as a buffoon, and so of what she had said they only noticed, and repeated in a whisper, the one coarse word she had used, supposing the whole sting of her remark to lie in that word.
In some domes, for instance in a dome at the university of Birmingham, a sound from one end of a diameter is heard very much more loudly quite close to the other end of the diameter than elsewhere, but in St Paul's Lord Rayleigh found that " the abnormal loudness with which a whisper is heard is not confined to the position diametrically opposite to that occupied by the whisperer, and therefore, it would appear, does not depend materially upon the symmetry of the dome.
The whisper seems to creep round the gallery horizontally, not necessarily along the shorter arc, but rather along that arc towards which the whisperer faces.
Prince Hippolyte approached the little princess and, bending his face close to her, began to whisper something.
"The fact of the matter is," said she significantly, and also in a half whisper, "everyone knows Count Cyril's reputation....
Anna Mikhaylovna looked attentively at the sick man's eyes, trying to guess what he wanted; she pointed first to Pierre, then to some drink, then named Prince Vasili in an inquiring whisper, then pointed to the quilt.
After this Prince Andrew was conducted to the door and the officer on duty said in a whisper, "To the right, at the window."
Almost every time a new carriage drove up a whisper ran through the crowd and caps were doffed.
"Do you know," said Natasha in a whisper, moving closer to Nicholas and Sonya, "that when one goes on and on recalling memories, one at last begins to remember what happened before one was in the world..."
While this was being given, Prince Andrew heard the whisper of a woman's voice and the rustle of a silk dress behind the door.
If anyone gave or asked for personal news, it was done in a whisper and they immediately reverted to general matters.
"Forgive me for what I ha-ve do-ne!" faltered Natasha in a scarcely audible, broken whisper, and began kissing his hand more rapidly, just touching it with her lips.
His face probably looked very terrible, for the officer said something in a whisper and four more uhlans left the ranks and placed themselves on both sides of Pierre.
Natasha asked quickly in a whisper, afraid to move lest she should rouse the dozing baby.
She added, almost in a whisper, That's why I suggested Claire give the smaller denominations to Mr. O'Connor.
He was here in sympathy with the secret sore of his age, and gave utterance to what all felt but none dared to whisper but he.
This man seemed to me to lean over the cornice, and timidly whisper his half truth to the rude occupants who really knew it better than he.
She bent her head and continued in a whisper: Has he performed his final duty, Prince?
There were other guests and the countess talked little to him, and only as he kissed her hand on taking leave said unexpectedly and in a whisper, with a strangely unsmiling face: Come to dinner tomorrow... in the evening.
The mistress rocked and hushed her baby and when anyone came into the cellar asked in a pathetic whisper what had become of her husband who had remained in the street.
"Don't talk Russian," said Dolokhov in a hurried whisper, and at that very moment they heard through the darkness the challenge: "Qui vive?" * and the click of a musket.
He's made my face all bloody, said he in a frightened whisper when the sergeant major had passed on.
Before Dean could tell her about Ryland, she turned to her husband, "Are you going to let Fred go skiing with that man?" she asked in a whisper as they turned toward their quarters.
Like wind over leaves ran an excited whisper: They're coming!
"My dear," he heard what seemed to him her despairing whisper behind him.
Evelyn leaned to whisper to Romas, whose response was a tad too long for Kiera's impatient bladder.