Muttering to herself, she sat down on a chair.
He went up the stairs, puffing and muttering something.
He heard her muttering curses at him under her breath.
the Brahman or superintending priest; the Hotri or reciter of hymns and verses; the Udgatri or chanter; and the Adhvaryu or offerer, who looks after the details of the ceremonial, including the preparation of the offering-ground, the construction of fireplaces and altars, the making of oblations and muttering of the prescribed formulae.
He led the way to the door, all the while muttering something under his breath about something being stupid.
He was so wonder-struck that he could not walk to his place, but stood as if he had lost his senses, and kept muttering, "All this for a woman!"
She limped after him, muttering under her breath.
He cursed his luck while muttering a clipped, "Hello."
Howie followed them, muttering he needed a distraction.
This woman, swaying to and fro and muttering something, was choking with sobs.
Pierre clutched his temples, and turning round went into the forest, trampling through the deep snow, and muttering incoherent words:
She hesitated and then shook her head, muttering to herself again.
She sat in an armchair in her dressing jacket and nightcap and Katie, sleepy and disheveled, beat and turned the heavy feather bed for the third time, muttering to herself.
Several times, waking up, she heard his groans and muttering, the creak of his bed, and the steps of Tikhon and the doctor when they turned him over.
He tells how, as he passed the city gates, he heard the guards muttering Sarakinu.
Sonya, muttering to herself, kept looking round toward the drawing-room door.
Yancey stalked off to his chair, muttering something under his breath.
She slid down under the covers, muttering under her breath.
It chanced that I walked that way across the fields the following night, about the same hour, and hearing a low moaning at this spot, I drew near in the dark, and discovered the only survivor of the family that I know, the heir of both its virtues and its vices, who alone was interested in this burning, lying on his stomach and looking over the cellar wall at the still smouldering cinders beneath, muttering to himself, as is his wont.
She vividly recalled the moment when he had his first stroke and was being dragged along by his armpits through the garden at Bald Hills, muttering something with his helpless tongue, twitching his gray eyebrows and looking uneasily and timidly at her.
We have no idea who the disciple may have been who thus seized upon the sadder elements of the teaching of Jesus; but we may well think of him as one of those who were living in Palestine in the dark and threatening years of internecine strife, when the Roman eagles were gathering round their prey, and the first thunder was muttering of the storm which was to leave Jerusalem a heap of stones.
The curly- headed, delicate boy sat with shining eyes unnoticed in a corner, starting every now and then and muttering something to himself, and evidently experiencing a new and powerful emotion as he turned his curly head, with his thin neck exposed by his turn-down collar, toward the place where Pierre sat.
The first muttering of the storm which was soon to break was heard in a breve issued in 1741 by Benedict XIV., wherein he denounced the Jesuit offenders as "disobedient, contumacious, captious and reprobate persons," and enacted many stringent regulations for their better government.
Pierre choked, his face puckered, and he turned hastily away, went back to his trap muttering something to himself as he went, and took his seat.
Smiling unnaturally and muttering to himself, he first sat down on the sofa in an attitude of despair, then rose, went to the door of the reception room and peeped through the crack, returned flourishing his arms, and took up a book.
One old frequenter of these woods remembers, that as he passed her house one noon he heard her muttering to herself over her gurgling pot--"Ye are all bones, bones!"
straggle off, muttering.
Well, what of it... do what's necessary... said the count, muttering some indefinite order.
Hardly had Boris gone than Sonya, flushed, in tears, and muttering angrily, came in at the other door.
Pierre dropped beside her, muttering.
But in the end they straggle off, muttering.
"No, but you look â€¦" He grimaced and looked down at his plate, muttering.
Man's been dead ten years now and Rebecca's turned forty still muttering something about eating her carrots and being strong.
gasp a breath, all I could hear was the muttering downstairs.
Blamgrab came out of his tower, muttering profusely about the endless monotony of the " Egg and Sandwich theory " .
muttering darkly about sabotage, they rejoined the rest of the fleet in time for the ten-minute gun for the second race.
muttering again: " Must take my dose like a man.
The lifts at Euston were broken - much muttering from other travelers.
muttering over our dinner how terrible world hunger is, we condone the system that perpetuates it by not acting to change it.
profanityiately awoke the Controller, who came to the dais muttering profanities.
"What do you want, your honor?" asked an artilleryman, standing close by, who heard him muttering.
A dwarf, dressed in a long white robe and muttering divine and incredible incantations, loomed over his supine form.
Have you recently found yourself muttering aloud in your spare time, "Where can I buy socks to make monkey characters?"
In due course the priest was to arrive (Irish of course) muttering something that sounded faintly blasphemous under his breath.
The Prince, meanwhile, paced loudly up and down outside the door, muttering ancient Teutonic curses under his breath.
The worshipper, having first circumambulated the shrine as often as he pleases, keeping it at his right-hand side, steps up to the threshold of the sanctum, and presents his offering of flowers or fruit, which the officiating priest receives; he then prostrates himself, or merely lifts his hands - joined so as to leave a hollow space between the palms - to his forehead, muttering a short prayer, and takes his departure.
One of the most successful and popular gaming consoles released over the last decade, Nintendo's Wii at one time had thousands of people muttering in frustration, "Where can I purchase a Wii?"
Most swing dance studios have many beginners muttering "Slow, Slow, Quick-Quick" under their breath as they move.
He drove off in his baker's van, in his rackety tackety baker's van, in his rackety tackety baker's van, muttering under his breath.
"No, but you look …" He grimaced and looked down at his plate, muttering.
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