How to use Sound in a sentence
They heard the sound of voices behind them.
A few minutes wouldn't hurt, and then he would be sound asleep.
You don't sound impressed.
He didn't sound like he had a cold.
Oh, what a pretty sound it made!Advertisement
You make it sound so attractive.
It was the word "water," and I continued to make some sound for that word after all other speech was lost.
I ceased making the sound "wah-wah" only when I learned to spell the word.
They don't sound at all alike to me.
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Boy, did that sound familiar.
She counted the seconds in tense silence, waiting for the sound of an explosion, but the only sound was a car approaching from below.
Amid the general rumble, the groans and voices of the wounded were more distinctly heard than any other sound in the darkness of the night.
Adrienne stiffened, her heart lurching into frenzied activity at the sound of his voice.
The only sound was the muffled sound of hooves in the sand and the occasional clink of a harness.Advertisement
There had been no sound of any kind and no warning.
Looking back, her words did sound like a challenge.
It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it.
The three voices, hers, Mademoiselle Bourienne's, and Katie's, who was laughing at something, mingled in a merry sound, like the chirping of birds.
But not a sound had broken the stillness since the strangers had arrived, except that of their own voices.Advertisement
So the swishing sound of the strokes, and the desperate but unnatural screams, continued.
At first he heard the sound of indifferent voices, then Anna Mikhaylovna's voice alone in a long speech, then a cry, then silence, then both voices together with glad intonations, and then footsteps.
Rostov could hear the sound of French words but could not distinguish them.
Just then at a distance behind Kutuzov was heard the sound of regiments saluting, and this sound rapidly came nearer along the whole extended line of the advancing Russian columns.
Not at all expecting so loud a report, Pierre shuddered at the sound and then, smiling at his own sensations, stood still.Advertisement
From behind them came the sound of church singing.
I didn't mean for it to sound that way.
I didn't mean to sound like some kind of authority on the subject.
At the sound of Weyrother's voice, he opened his one eye with an effort.
She not merely avoided all external forms of pleasure--balls, promenades, concerts, and theaters--but she never laughed without a sound of tears in her laughter.
The air was filled with the smell of sulfur and the sound of gunfire.
He's a good looking guy, wealthy, by the sound of it, and frankly, Edith isn't the catch of the day.
She lay there, sound asleep.
While they were talking in undertones the crack of a shot sounded from the low ground by the pond, a puff of white smoke appeared, then another, and the sound of hundreds of seemingly merry French voices shouting together came up from the slope.
She clenched her hand and held it tight against her mouth so no sound would escape.
Someone gasped and then she realized the sound came from her throat.
Only an occasional sound of brush being pushed aside indicated he was still behind her.
The sound of voices woke her.
Though saying it that way does sound strange.
That doesn't sound very nice.
As he was finishing his conversation, a loud sound came from the kitchen, followed by a sharp cry in a man's voice, and then laughter.
That doesn't sound very smart on your part, taking on a guy with a tool like that in his hand.
You sound like cops and bad guys 101.
Dean turned at the sound of the shop door opening to see Sheriff Jake Weller standing, hands on hips, staring down at him.
Edith let out a sound of disgust, loud enough that clearly said she didn't care if Cynthia heard it or not.
Suddenly, a loud sound from above awakened him with a start.
At length he heard the sound of a soft knock on his door.
The two women moved out of sight and sound and Dean agonized through the lengthy, halting conversation before rejoining them.
Abruptly the scratching sound of the crampons beneath his feet told him he'd reached the first mounds of solid ice.
The only sound he remembered was ambulance siren on its long journey to the Montrose hospital.
You sound like every cop and judge who doubts every battered and raped woman victim!
The only sound Sarah had made throughout the ordeal was an occasional sniff, as she attempted to wipe away the product of her distress with the back of her hand.
The rustling sound of nearing footsteps on the forest floor created panic.
They danced over the keys, coaxing beautiful sound from each one.
He approached, yet not close enough to spook her, and trying to sound nonchalant said, "Fancy meeting you here."
Jackson found the sound system and turned it on.
The sound of a car door, and then an engine starting jarred him into realizing Elisabeth must have stayed in the woods all this time.
If this was beyond her abilities, it would sound ugly.
Jackson knew this would not be as cut and dried as she made it sound.
The one saving grace was that Elisabeth lay sound asleep, unable to witness his distress.
You need to respect that, because the next time you throw one of your petulant hissy fits, I swear to God, I will install so much sound proofing in this room, you will never hear another note.
Why Jackson, you sound positively desperate.
It was past nine when Alex and Josh paid their bills, and the faint sound of thunder met them at the door.
The only sound was the sucking sound their boots made in the mud and the soothing sound of flowing water down at the creek.
She stepped out into the frigid morning, her boots sinking into the snow with a squeaking sound.
The sound of running water from the bathroom proclaimed that Katie was taking a shower.
That did sound a little vain.
The dogs were distracted momentarily by the sound of the telephone, but when it stopped ringing, they advanced further.
The voice had lost its sleepy sound.
Believing in her ability to make a sound judgment and willing to accept her decision.
You're beginning to sound like Lori.
It took her a moment to separate the pounding of her heart from the sound of hooves striking earth.
The sound echoed off the bluffs and the dogs retreated.
I can't tell you how wonderful those words sound.
Lana cracked an eye open wide enough to see it was too early for her alarm to sound.
Computers hummed, the sound enough to lull Lana to sleep nearly every shift she spent alone in the vault despite the sleep replacement supplements—known as anti-sleepers—she took.
In the near distance, beyond the other dilapidated buildings on the abandoned street, came the sound of small arms laser fire.
She chuckled, a sound he liked but rarely heard.
Growing anxious, she turned her attention to the sound of the stream Elise had told her to follow if she didn't make it there by dusk.
The sound of men and movement around her pulled her from the daze.
She huddled against the trunk, too terrified to make a sound.
The lights went out, and she blinked, looking up at the sound of whirring.
The world grew loud, with voices jumbling with the sound of equipment and possibly the thump of a helicopter.
As she reached him, she heard a sound that jarred her.
Warmth crept up her face as she thought how stupid she'd sound to someone like Kelli.
The sound of a helo broke his concentration, and he glanced upward before the micro warned him of another incoming strike.
The sound of a laser gun jarred her.
You sound like Rhyn.
He looked up instinctively, sensing something different about this thunder. It didn't sound like the rumbling thunder he'd heard in the mortal world. It sounded like an explosion in the sky. The jungle canopy blocked his view, so he leapt up to catch the branch of the nearest tree. He scaled the tree quickly, stopping only when he broke through the layers of leaves. More tiny explosions came, and he twisted to see what they were.
The sound of something screaming wiped the smile from Deidre's face. Katie turned to face the direction from which the sound came. It wasn't a bird, and it wasn't human. The single voice was joined by several, and Katie grabbed Deidre's hand.
Kris caught it by the hilt and waited, the sound of his heart pounding loud in his ears.
The man stopped, thinking he'd heard some movement behind him, but after listening a few minutes could discern no human sound and was satisfied he was alone.
I was in my room and thought I heard a sound down below.
The sound of water running in her bathroom brought her up short.
That doesn't sound like you at all.
He made it all sound so innocent - even noble.
That didn't sound like Alex.
She tried to scream, but no sound came out.
It did sound reasonable.
The pair was interrupted from further speculation by the sound of Martha's laughter and footsteps bounding down the stairs.
He tinkered with the sound, making sure it was audible, yet would not interfere with conversation.
The sound of a laser gun went off, and warm blood splattered her.
But she missed the sound of his voice, and her body yearned for his touch again.
Bagration rode up to the ranks along which shots crackled now here and now there, drowning the sound of voices and the shouts of command.
He felt it not only from the sound of the hoofs of the approaching cavalcade, but because as he drew near everything grew brighter, more joyful, more significant, and more festive around him.
He listened and heard the sound of approaching horses, and voices speaking French.
Then suddenly the grating sound of a harsh voice was heard from the other side of the door, and the officer--with pale face and trembling lips--came out and passed through the waiting room, clutching his head.
He left the house, slamming the door so hard the hallway reverberated with the sound.
It was several more minutes before she was able to take deep breaths – even longer before she was able to utter more than a strangled sound.
She breathed deeply of the clear air and listened to the sound of the creek darting over rocks - swirling against its banks.
Cynthia wiped a tear off her cheek and when she spoke, her voice didn't sound like her own.
I feel terrible making him sleep in the lab room, but really, Quinn's equipment hardly makes a sound.
I heard the faint sound of a phone ringing downstairs.
It was strange sitting here, talking to a confessed rapist, with the sound of what was probably more of them eating dinner behind me.
The La Cumbre one; that sound most likely; do you have a phone number?
It was the sound I hated more on a telephone that Henri Mancini's version of Theme from Moon Glow or any other top one hundred hits of elevator music was, 'would you please hold'?
He laughed - a deep sound, much like Dad's voice.
She didn't intend to sound so injured.
She made a sound of disgust.
She didn't sound satisfied like he thought she would.
A simple, but important, addition to enable the reading from the instrument to be effected by sound is shown in fig.
There was not a sound inside of the cave.
The tongue is so serviceable a member (taking all sorts of shapes, just as is wanted),--the teeth, the lips, the roof of the mouth, all ready to help, and so heap up the sound of the voice into the solid bits which we call consonants, and make room for the curiously shaped breathings which we call vowels!
Miss Sullivan had put out the light and gone away, thinking I was sound asleep.
The echo is, to some extent, an original sound, and therein is the magic and charm of it.
He never heard the sound of praise.
One night in the beginning of winter, before the pond froze over, about nine o'clock, I was startled by the loud honking of a goose, and, stepping to the door, heard the sound of their wings like a tempest in the woods as they flew low over my house.
He had not finished the last verse before the young people began to get ready to dance in the large hall, and the sound of the feet and the coughing of the musicians were heard from the gallery.
At the same instant the sun came fully out from behind the clouds, and the clear sound of the solitary shot and the brilliance of the bright sunshine merged in a single joyous and spirited impression.
He did not turn his head and did not see those who, judging by the sound of hoofs and voices, had ridden up and stopped near him.
Berg and Vera could not repress their smiles of satisfaction at the sight of all this movement in their drawing room, at the sound of the disconnected talk, the rustling of dresses, and the bowing and scraping.
Pulling the contents out, she stared at the ultra sound.
I must have made a sound as my stomach again roiled and I grabbed the wall to steady myself.
I was certain he'd awake at the sound but his slumber was so deep he didn't move.
After an hour-long attempt to expel his wired energy, he returned to his room to the sound of his cell phone ringing.
Dusty closed his eyes, the soft sound of the TV greeting him before he opened them.
She leaned back, the audible sound of her breath catching music to his ears.
His mouth worked without producing a sound, and his eyes watered.
The door opened, and she heard the unmistakable sound of a gun being cocked as they entered.
Coldness, then the sound of the storm beating the building around him.
Not to sound like Dusty, but you gotta learn some self-control!
An odd ringing sound punctuated the rumbling storm.
His brothers weren't any closer than they had been, but the sound of their voices made him realize how alone he'd really felt the past two weeks.
Her breathing was the only sound in the still hallway.
Jule prepared himself, pleased to hear the sound of a car starting in the garage.
She laughed, a contagious sound, and he saw her effect even on Darian, who had relaxed and sat in a chair nearby.
Jenn heard Jonny's door close, and the sound woke her from her light sleep.
She paused to listen, looked at the ground, and changed directions three times before she heard the sound of water flowing.
She twisted at the sound of Jule's voice.
There was the sound of a phone being shuffled from one person to another, then a flat, deep male voice.
By the sound of it, it was one of his favorite, priceless, Ming vases.
They heard a sound that made them freeze and look at each other.
She whirled, heart leaping at the sound.
The sound made her gut twist and her chest tighten.
Tears formed in her eyes at the heartbreaking sound of his pain.
Damian took aim with the pistol and fired into her heart before she could make another sound.
But you have a new family now, and it doesn't sound crazy to me at all.
Sofia followed the sound of her voice to the living room.
The sound of the door closing sounded like the sealing of her fate.
Darian didn't resist, and Damian delighted in the idea that the sound of him breathing meant his brother was truly alive.
The sound of bodies hitting the stone floor behind her preceded Darkyn grabbing her by a few seconds.
You don't sound certain enough to make a deal with me.
The sound surprised her after the intensity of their interactions.
She heard the sound of a weapon scraping a scabbard behind her and turned.
The sound of someone in the hallway made her freeze.
Stars and a half moon were bright, the sound of the ocean comforting.
You make it sound easy.
Cynthia and Fred emerged from the kitchen at the sound of his voice.
But they didn't sound as if they had a clue about what was going on.
The sound was nearly inaudible but both stopped and listened attentively.
The sound was not repeated.
As they moved down the trail to their parked Jeep, they heard the sound of a vehicle approaching.
As if on cue, the sound of a vehicle starting broke the silence.
If I don't sound broken up over it, it's called honesty.
Now you're beginning to sound like Fred!
God, I sound like 'two o'clock, brought to you by Ivory soap, tune in again tomorrow.'
You sound like my wife, but 'Any man's death diminishes me because I'm involved in mankind.'
They were just finishing dressing when Dean heard a sound, the door closing directly above, in Fred's room.
By the sound of it, she just wanted the trunk for storage.
They waited, and after a few seconds there was the distinct sound of movement above them.
He had just started toward his Jeep when there was a sound like a gunshot from above them.
The sound echos out here so it's hard to tell.
Finally, after ten minutes of silence passed, they heard the sound of feet running down the slope on the other side of the rise above them.
He'd reached to the main Jeep road from the faint trail to the Lucky Pup when a sound broke the stillness of dusk.
It was only moments later when his fears were realized by the gnashing, booming, ripping sound of metal on rock, echoing across the valley like a clap of thunder, repeating and repeating, as if car after car had met a similar fate, further and further away.
Dean tried to isolate the sound, looking frantically in all downward directions, trying to see a trace, a telltale puff of smoke in the gathering dusk.
He drove directly home, knowing Cynthia would be terrified by his absence and the sound of sirens in the night.
The only sound in the apartment was the quiet whir of an electric clock.
Sound travels funny up there—it echoes, and I was a good distance away.
The sound of thrown objects, yells, and stomps were followed by Ginger Dawkins's terse announcement that she was moving to the Beaumont, alone, thank you.
I honestly don't know, but by the sound of her voice, she's very upset.
It did sound as if the Dawkins boys' temporary peace had come to an end, but Dean paid little heed to the raised voices.
She made a sound like a chuckle.
They both heard the sound at the same time—a gentle rapping at the back door.
They continued to watch as the children began tossing small stones at their floating treasure, trying to halt its progress, when the sound of a horn startled them.
You don't sound very broken up about it.
There was a sound, perhaps a foot fall, not behind them, but ahead.
His cultured accent made even bad news sound pleasant.
He didn't like the sound of that.
It has a nice sound to it, doesn't it?
I don't like the sound of that.
Only Andre would manage to sound calm standing before two creatures with enough power to turn him to dust.
Several times she made a sound that was like she was talking.
Carmen choked out in a voice that didn't sound like her own.
The throbbing sound increased and the chopper lifted from the ground.
He was alive, but even that didn't sound promising.
One night he woke her out of a sound sleep by pushing at her.
I knew I could, but I couldn't get a sound out.
It was a wonderful sound.
The sound of the ocean was calming under the full moon, the steady ebb and flow of waves drawing him to sit on the beach.
The sound was rough, as if he didn't laugh often.
When she stopped, the sound of waves filled the quiet.
Gabe got dressed, tying one boot as the sound of the shower stopped.
The sound came from the deserted lot.
She heard the phone ring and followed the sound.
The sound of squishing drew her attention to the bath mat next to the tub.
She heard a sound from their room again and stood, understanding.
Her heart and breathing drowning out every other sound, she raced down the hall and around a corner, sliding to a stop as she saw the men headed her way.
Darkyn chuckled, a low, dark sound.
The sight, sound and scent of the ocean helped her relax.
He chuckled, a sound that somehow managed to be threatening.
This will sound crazy, he said, taking a deep breath.
There was a long moment of silence from the chamber around her, filled by the sound of her breathing as it grew more erratic, louder.
It slid into her neck, the sound making her nauseous.
Katie's mouth worked without producing sound.
A woman gave a cry, and the sound of jostling grew closer.
She didn't feel his fangs sink into her, but she heard the sound of punctured flesh.
One of them snagged her, but his attention shifted at the strangled cry and sound of snapping bones.
The sound of waves rushing the shore and the firm sand beneath his feet indicated its location a few yards from them.
Kiki didn't knock the door down as he could, instead beating loudly enough for the sound to drift down the road.
That's dandy, but it doesn't sound like he deserved Hell!
The sound of her sister's voice made her throat tighten.
Even the sound of the door shutting did nothing to jar him.
She heard them coming, the sound of creatures crashing through the forest.
Tears in her eyes, she whispered to him as she lifted him, tormented by the sound of his whimper.
Gabriel whipped around at the voice, lowering the weapon that emerged instinctively at the sound of a stranger in his home.
He returned to the castle, stopping at the sound of commotion from the direction of the forest before he reached the entrance.
Kris heard the sickening sound of the demon.s body breaking from the distance and watched the other demons shapeshift to charge the half-demon.
She sat in the bathroom and ran the shower to cover the sound of her crying, completely lost as to what to do.
The sound of her sister.s voice brought a waterfall of relief.
A sound came from the back of the large room, and she made her way there.
The sound came from behind it, as if someone were trying to open the door.
She dozed and awoke to the sound of something bumping her door.
Kiera dreamt of a planet filled with spiders and dinosaurs and awoke in her bed a couple of hours later to the soft sound of her alarm clock going off.
Yes, but think of the sleigh bells and the sound of the train coming in from Ridgway, clanking and hooting, and billowing its black smoke.
Upon seeing Elisabeth sound asleep, she leaned close.
His most extensive single work is a book on Sound, which, in the second edition, has become a treatise on vibrations in general.
On the north-west of the continent the coast-line is much broken, the chief indentations being Admiralty Gulf, Collier Bay and King Sound, on the shores of Tasman Land.
The same remark may be made of the rest of the sea-board; for, with the exception of Spencer Gulf, the Gulf of St Vincent and Port Phillip on the south, and Moreton Bay, Hervey Bay and Broad Sound on the east, the coast-line is singularly uniform.
In 1840 he performed a feat of extraordinary personal daring, travelling all the way along the barren sea-coast of the Great Australian Bight, from Spencer Gulf to King George Sound.
In 1827 and 1829, an English company endeavoured to plant a settlement at the Swan river, and this, added to a small military station established in 1825 at King George Sound, constituted Western Australia.
Oak was thus applied at a very early date; the shrine of Edward the Confessor, still existing in the abbey at Westminster, sound after the lapse of Boo years, is of dark-coloured oak-wood.
The oak grows most luxuriantly on deep strong clays, calcareous marl or stiff loam, but will flourish in nearly any deep well-drained soil, excepting peat or loose sand; in marshy or moist places the tree may grow well for a time, but the timber is rarely sound; on hard rocky ground and exposed hillsides.
He appointed visitors for the universities and great public schools, and defended the universities from the attacks of the extreme sectaries who clamoured for their abolition, even Clarendon allowing that Oxford "yielded a harvest of extraordinary good and sound knowledge in all parts of learning."
The Protestant policy was further followed up by treaties with Sweden and Denmark which secured the passage of the Sound for English ships on the same conditions as the Dutch, and a treaty with Portugal which liberated English subjects from the Inquisition and allowed commerce with the Portuguese colonies.
His conduct, judged not by a modern standard, but by the ideas of his age, will be found compatible with the highest Christian charity, as that of the duke with sound political prudence.
In this experiment a great noise was produced, corresponding to a loss of energy, and Joule endeavoured to determine the amount of energy necessary to produce an equal amount of sound from the string of a violoncello and to apply a corresponding correction.
In the interest of euphony some harmonious sound is needed to bridge the great gap which almost always exists between the bass and the upper instruments, but this filling out must be of the softest and most atmospheric kind.
The instruments used for land telegraphs on this system are of two types - " sounders," which indicate by sound, and " recorders," which record the signals.
Operators who used the recorder soon learned to read the message by the click of the armature against its stop, and as this left the hands and eyes free to write, reading by sound was usually preferred.
Thus, when it is not necessary to keep a copy, a much simpler instrument may be employed and the message read by sound.
Dots and dashes are distinguished by the interval between the sounds of the instrument in precisely the same way as they are distinguished when reading from the recorder by sound.
The whole process is exactly analogous to the operation by which a violin string or organ pipe creates an air or sound wave.
It was then found that when electric waves fell on the antenna a sound was heard in the telephone as each wave train passed over it, so that if the wave trains endured for a longer or shorter time the sound in the telephone was of corresponding duration.
This creates a short sound in the telephone.
Hence according as the trains of oscillations are long or short so is the sound heard in the telephone, and these sounds can be arranged on the Morse code into alphabetic audible signals.
The resonance in the singer's deep voice made the song sound more powerful.
What is required, however, is something analogous to an organ pipe which produces a continuous sound.
This will be better understood if we consider shortly on what the chief characteristics of sound depend.
The sensation of sound is produced by rapid fluctuation in the pressure of the atmosphere on the tympanum of the Charac- ear.
In connexion with the present subject it is important to notice the three characteristics of a musical sound, namely, pitch, loudness and quality.
The pitch of a musical sound depends on the number of cycles passed through by the fluctuations of the pressure per unit of time; the loudness depends on the amount or the amplitude of the fluctuation in each cycle; the quality depends on the form or the nature of the fluctuation in each cycle.
When the connecting string is held taut and sounds, such as those of ordinary speech, are produced in front of one of the membranes, pulses corresponding to the fluctuations of the atmospheric pressure are transmitted along the string and communicated to the other membrane, which in its turn communicates them to the air, thus reproducing the sound.
Two fine inlets, Berkeley Sound and Port William, run far into the land at the northeastern extremity of the island.
Port Louis, formerly the seat of government, is at the head of Berkeley Sound, but the anchorage there having been found rather too exposed, about the year 1844 a town was laid out, and the necessary public buildings were erected on Stanley Harbour, a sheltered recess within Port William.
West Falkland is more hilly near the east island; the principal mountain range, the Hornby Hills, runs north and south parallel with Falkland Sound.
Next to Stanley the most important place on East Falkland is Darwin on Choiseul Sound - a village of Scottish shepherds and a station of the Falkland Island Company.
Captain Strong sailed through between the two principal islands in 1690, landed upon one of them, and called the passage Falkland Sound, and from this the group afterwards took its English name.
In 1764 the French explorer De Bougainville took possession of the islands on behalf of his country, and established a colony at Port Louis on Berkeley Sound.
C. nootkaensis, the Nootka Sound cypress or Alaska cedar, was introduced into Britain in 1850.
He had previously written his commentaries on the epistles to the Galatians (1865), Philippians (1868) and Colossians (1875), the notes to which were distinguished by sound judgment and enriched from his large store of patristic and classical learning.
If the poor were ardent nationalists who would not intermingle with the Greeks, the rich had long outgrown and now could humour such prejudices; and the title of their party was capable of recalling at any rate the sound of the national ideal of righteousness, i.e.
Pascagoula and Point aux Chenes bays; separated from it by the shallow and practically unnavigable Mississippi Sound is a chain of low, long and narrow sand islands, the largest of which are Petit Bois, Horn, Ship and Cat.
Buffalo-fish, paddle-fish, cat-fish, drum, crappie, black bass, rock bass, German carp, sturgeon, pike, perch, eels, suckers and shrimp inhabit the waters of the Mississippi and its tributaries, and oysters, shrimp, trout, Spanish mackerel, channel bass, black bass, sheepshead, mullet, croakers, pompano, pin-fish, blue-fish, flounders, crabs and terrapin are obtained from the Mississippi Sound and the rivers flowing into it.
Pine stumps and waste limbs are utilized, notably at Hattiesburg, for the manufacture of charcoal, tar, creosote, turpentine, &c. Fisheries Fishing is a minor industry, confined for the most part to the Mississippi Sound and neighbouring waters and to the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.
In addition, there were the Yazoos in the Yazoo valley, the Pascagoulas, the Biloxis, and a few weaker tribes on the borders of the Mississippi Sound.
And as in Hebrew, the six letters b g d k p t are aspirated when immediately preceded by any vowel sound.
The union which sound religious teaching represents as realized in the submission of the will and the ethical harmony of the whole life is then reduced to a, passive experience, to something which comes and goes in time, and which may be of only momentary duration.
The first mill was built in 1878, and the village was named from the French word claquet (sound of the mill).
The reason that the source of the noise is such an enigma is that no one ever traced the sound when they heard it.
South Carolina, however, insisted that its doctrine was sound, and in November 1832 passed an ordinance declaring the revenue laws of the United States null and void.
His wide reading and capacious memory enabled him to carry in his mind the materials of a sound historical theology, but these materials were unsifted by criticism.
Pasteur one day visited a brewery containing both sound and unsound beer.
Disappointed after his return to England in 1788 in the hope which he had entertained, through a misapprehension of something said by Lord Lansdowne, of taking a personal part in the legislation of his country, he settled down to the yet higher task of discovering and teaching the principles upon which all sound legislation must proceed.
But he watched all public incidents with a vigilant eye, and seized every passing opportunity of exposing departures from sound principle in parliament and courts of justice.
We can therefore substitute sound diagnosis for guesswork more frequently in modern than in historical problems.
He changed his name from Gemistus to the equivalent Pletho ("the full"), perhaps owing to the similarity of sound between that name and that of his master Plato.
Chladni's experiment of strewing a vibrating bell with flour, investigated the nature of sound and the function of the air in respiration and combustion, and originated the idea of using the pendulum as a measure of gravity.
The Chinese name Yetha seems an attempt to represent the same sound.
In the Malay Peninsula the blood of a murdered man must be put in a bottle and prayers said over; after seven days of this worship a sound is heard and the operator puts his finger into the bottle for the polong, as the demon is called, to suck; it will fly through the air in the shape of an exceedingly diminutive female figure, and is always preceded by its pet, the pelesit, in the shape of a grasshopper.
His writings show sound scholarship and high literary power, while they helped to shape the thought of the Puritan party in England.
She sailed in June 1853, and passing up Smith Sound at the head of Baffin Bay advanced into the enclosed sea which now bears the name of Kane Basin, thus establishing the Polar route of many future Arctic expeditions.
It is believed that the males of these species signal to their females by means of the sound these organs emit.
A new form had therefore to be invented for the genuine b in Slavonic, to which there was, at the period when the alphabet was adopted, no corresponding sound in Greek.
When the lips are not tightly closed the sound produced is not a stop, but a spirant like the English w.
When this consonantal u (English w as seen in words borrowed very early from Latin like wall and wine) passed into the sound of English v (labio-dental) is not certain, but Germanic words borrowed into Latin in the 5th century A.D.
In 1815 the Fulton, the first steamboat on Long Island Sound, made its first trip from New York to New Haven.
As a geometer he is classed by Eudemus, the greatest ancient authority, among those who "have enriched the science with original theorems, and given it a really sound arrangement."
He was helped of course by his sound education; but the true cause of his success lay in his strong sense, untiring industry, courage, clear-sightedness and great intellectual force.
The sound, which has been heard by modern travellers, is generally attributed to the passage of the air through the pores of the stone, chiefly due to the change of temperature at sunrise.
By his economic legislation Solon placed Athenian agriculture once more upon a sound footing, and supplemented this source of wealth by encouraging commercial enterprise, thus laying the foundation of his country's material prosperity.
It is unnecessary here to dwell on the precautions which can only be conveniently acquired by experience; a sound appreciation of analytical methods is only possible after the reactions and characters of individual substances have been studied, and we therefore refer the reader to the articles on the particular elements and compounds for more information on this subject.
If all the connexions are sound, the copper oxide is gradually heated from the end a, the gas-jets under the spiral d are lighted, and a slow current of oxygen is passed through the tube.
It seems that intermolecular change also occurs, but further research is necessary before a sound theory can be stated.
Suddenly I felt something like compassion that the music should never sound from off the death-pale paper.
We have seen (in the articles on Harmony and Music) how harmonic music originated in just this habit of regarding combinations of sound as mere sensations, and how for centuries the habit opposed itself to the intellectual principles of contrapuntal harmony.
This is of constant occurrence in classical pianoforte music, in which thick chords are subjected to polyphonic laws only in their top and bottom notes, while the inner notes make a solid mass of sound in which numerous consecutive fifths and octaves are not only harmless but essential to the balance of tone.
In Debussy's art the top and bottom are also involved in the antipolyphonic laws of such masses of sound, thus making these laws paramount.
His strong common sense and sound practical judgment led him to adopt a policy of conciliation towards the native princes, and to promote measures tending to the betterment of the condition of the people.
For the symbol which was used at Ephesus and other places in Asia Minor and elsewhere for the sound represented by -aa- in Ionic Greek, by -TT- in Attic, see ALPHABET.
At the end of words the voiced sound is often written with -s, the unvoiced with -ss as in his and hiss.
Here also should be mentioned the sound sh, which, like th, is not a combination of sounds though written with two symbols.
The voiced sound to this is generally written z as in azure, but sometimes s as in pleasure.
The sound of sh is also sometimes represented by s, as in sure, sugar.
The sh sound is sometimes not even written with a sibilant, as in the pronunciation of the ci and ti of words like rhetorician and nation.
The Macedonian kingdoms, strained by continual wars, increasingly divided against themselves, falling often under the sway of prodigals and debauchees, were far 12 sign from realizing the Hellenic idea of sound govern- of ment as against the crude barbaric despotisms of the older East.
Four instances have, however, been recorded of its occurrence on the British coasts, one on the coast of Norfolk in 1588, one in the Firth of Forth in 1648, one near Boston in Lincolnshire in 1800, while a fourth entangled itself among rocks in the Sound of Weesdale, Shetland, in September 1808.
Louis, however, gained sound experience in warfare in the defence of Aquitaine, shared in campaigns against the Saxons and the Avars, and led an army to Italy in 792.
He restored discipline in the army, which under Vitellius had become utterly demoralized, and, with the co-operation of the senate, put the government and the finances on a sound footing.
Emerson, the poets Bryant, Longfellow, pre-eminently Whittier and Whitman, have spoken on this theme with no uncertain sound.
Since the restoration of tranquillity and the establishment of sound political and economic conditions in the Nile valley, Alexandria has greatly expanded.
Off the southeastern coast of Mainland, separated by a sound 1 m.
Yell (2483), separated from the north-east coast of Mainland by Yell Sound, is the second largest island of the group, having a length of 17 m., and an extreme width of 62 m., though towards the middle the voes of Mid Yell and Whale Firth almost divide it into two.
Fetlar (347) lies off the east coast of Yell, from which it is divided by Colgrave Sound and the isle of Hascosay and is 5 m.
Buness, near Balta Sound, was the house of Dr Laurence Edmonston (1795-1879), the naturalist.
They are full of both grace and individuality; the features show excellent draughtsmanship; and the flesh-painting is firm and sound in method, though frequently tending a little to hardness and opacity.
The six provinces were created, and had governors and assemblies (" diputaciones "); and a municipal law was provided that in many ways was a sound basis for local government.
During this period logarithms were invented, trigonometry and algebra developed, analytical geometry invented, dynamics put upon a sound basis, and the period closed with the magnificent invention of (or at least the perfecting of) the differential calculus by Newton and Leibnitz and the discovery of gravitation.
From them he derived a sound knowledge of artillery and fortification, and particularly of mountain warfare, which latter was destined to prove of inestimable service to him in his first campaigns of 1794-95 and 1796.
The phrases still quoted from him have nothing of an antiquated sound, while they have a genuinely idiomatic ring.
But he is temperate in his opinions; and the practical advices in the second and third books of the Paedagogue are remarkably sound and moderate.
The so-called bay narrows northward into the strait successively known as Smith Sound, Kane Basin, Kennedy Channel and Robeson Channel.
Nathorst explored the land between Franz Josef Fjord and Scoresby Fjord, where the large King Oscar Fjord, connecting Davy's Sound with Franz Joseph Fjord, was discovered.