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audible -- as in: barely audible
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War and Peace
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  • "Allow me to look at your purse," he said in a low, almost inaudible, voice.
  • Around him everyone began to stir: steps were audible and whispers, among which Anna Mikhaylovna’s was the most distinct.
  • Fires were lighted and the talk became more audible.
  • "Women," he said in a low, scarcely audible voice.
  • Their efforts in the struggle for the portfolio were the only sounds audible, but it was evident that if the princess did speak, her words would not be flattering to Anna Mikhaylovna.
  • Every muscle of Telyanin’s pale, terrified face began to quiver, his eyes still shifted from side to side but with a downward look not rising to Rostov’s face, and his sobs were audible.
  • She half rose, by a glance inviting Pierre, who sat opposite, to listen to what was coming, and turning to her mother: "Mamma!" rang out the clear contralto notes of her childish voice, audible the whole length of the table.
  • "Natasha!" she said, just audibly.
  • "Whew…. whew…. whew!" he whistled just audibly as he rode into the yard.
  • As they drove along he shuddered and exclaimed several times so audibly that the coachman asked him: "What is your pleasure?"
  • Through the closed doors the music was already audible.
  • Enthusiastic whispering was audible.
  • He felt that his words, apart from what meaning they conveyed, were less audible than the sound of his opponent’s voice.
  • The weather was calm, and the rustle and tramp of the French troops already beginning to move to take up their positions were clearly audible.
  • All were silent, and the only sound audible was the heavy breathing of the panting old general.
  • Natasha jumped on it, sank into the feather bed, rolled over to the wall, and began snuggling up the bedclothes as she settled down, raising her knees to her chin, kicking out and laughing almost inaudibly, now covering herself up head and all, and now peeping at her mother.
  • A drone of voices was audible through the closed window.
  • The distant roar of the yelling crowd was audible even there.
  • The music became more and more audible.
  • The children with their tutors and governesses had had tea and their voices were audible from the next room.
  • "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.
  • She was nursing her boy when the sound of Pierre’s sleigh was heard at the front door, and the old nurse—knowing how to please her mistress—entered the room inaudibly but hurriedly and with a beaming face.
  • As they left the tavern in the twilight of the dawn, Rostov and Ilyin both glanced under the wet and glistening leather hood of the doctor’s cart, from under the apron of which his feet were sticking out, and in the middle of which his wife’s nightcap was visible and her sleepy breathing audible.
  • The aide-de-camp, an adept in his art, grasping his partner firmly round her waist, with confident deliberation started smoothly, gliding first round the edge of the circle, then at the corner of the room he caught Helene’s left hand and turned her, the only sound audible, apart from the ever-quickening music, being the rhythmic click of the spurs on his rapid, agile feet, while at every third beat his partner’s velvet dress spread out and seemed to flash as she whirled round.
  • Would you like to kiss me?" she whispered almost inaudibly, glancing up at him from under her brows, smiling, and almost crying from excitement.
  • …" but despite their united efforts the wattle hardly moved, and in the silence that followed the heavy breathing of the men was audible.

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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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