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audible -- as in: barely audible
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Middlemarch
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  • "Anything else anything else!" said old Featherstone, with hoarse rage, which, as if in a nightmare, tried to be loud, and yet was only just audible.
  • "Dear, dear!" said sister Martha, not meaning to be audible, but driven to some articulation under this pressure of dates.
  • She went towards him with inaudible steps, and thought that his face looked strangely motionless; but the next moment the movement of the flame communicating itself to all objects made her uncertain.
  • The red fire with its gently audible movement seemed like a solemn existence calmly independent of the petty passions, the imbecile desires, the straining after worthless uncertainties, which were daily moving her contempt.
  • "It’s not a thing I would put in my drawing-room," said Mrs. Mawmsey, audibly, for the warning of the rash husband.
  • But no sooner did he face the four eyes than he had to rush through the nearest door which happened to lead to the dairy, and there under the high roof and among the pans he gave way to laughter which made a hollow resonance perfectly audible in the kitchen.
  • Private prayer is inaudible speech, and speech is representative: who can represent himself just as he is, even in his own reflections?
  • "If you like," Rosamond answered, just audibly.
  • Dorothea set earnestly to work, bending close to her map, and uttering the names in an audible, subdued tone, which often got into a chime.
  • But his voice was perfectly audible, though hoarser than usual, and his words were distinctly pronounced, though he paused between sentence as if short of breath.

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  • She spoke in a barely audible whisper.
  • It was so quiet, our breathing was the only thing audible in the room.

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