The Director wanted us to feel like we were there, but the dialogue was not intelligible.
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(His voice sinks to an unintelligible mumble, over which rises the gabbling voice of Mrs. Soames) Mrs. Soames.
Thornton Wilder -- Our Town
Minho stuttered out a few unintelligible words, as if he couldn’t quite decide where to start.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
My voice is ragged and slurry, almost unintelligible.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
They both put their ears to the door, too, waiting to see if something intelligible came through.
Kiera Cass -- The One
Mark nodded, but all Alec did was grunt something unintelligible.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
My mouth opens, but no intelligible sound comes out.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
Evan: (unintelligible) Ben: Well, sure.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
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They seemed to bear some unintelligible warning from the world of night, crying and circling overhead as we splashed through the shallows toward the stone giant.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
I held my breath and hoped beyond hope for an intelligible answer.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Later that evening Madame Hoo, chattering in unintelligible Chinese, made it known that she wanted Doug to wear his prize to the Westing house.
Ellen Raskin -- The Westing Game
She heard Nora’s voice downstairs, low and unintelligible, and a crowing sound from Sammy.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
Words devolve into letters, letters into unintelligible bumps.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
I can’t relax, can’t calm down, even as the sounds of the footsteps grow fainter, the bullhorn voice more and more distorted, until it is completely unintelligible.
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
I can hear everything: the hum of the street lamps from overhead, crickets chirping, unintelligible voices coming from a television somewhere, and a sound I can’t place right away.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
He said something unintelligible (to me).
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
Feigning drowsiness, I murmured something intentionally unintelligible.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Vee murmured something unintelligible that might have been "handbag."
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
Sunny was at an age where one mostly speaks in a series of unintelligible shrieks.
Lemony Snicket -- The Bad Beginning
In back was a chalkboard scrawled with foods unintelligible to me: dagsoep, draadjesvlees, kaput ijnerschotel, zuurkoolstamppot.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Our illegal radio, turned too low to be intelligible, was broadcasting the news.
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
Albert poured himself out a glass of lacryma Christi, which he sipped at intervals, muttering some unintelligible words.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
’I guessed he uttered those words, at least, though his voice was hardly intelligible.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
He can talk quite intelligibly if he wants to.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
Even this became less and less intelligible until the time when Miss Sullivan began to teach me.
Helen Keller -- Story of My Life
Her thought was faint but intelligible.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
It was of little moment, indeed, whether they were intelligible or no; for there was nobody to care for them, had they been ever so plain.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
The recording was grainy, but still intelligible.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
Homeric man lives in an intelligible world where things mean.
Homer -- The Odyssey
It is not at all easy to explain in words how one can make intelligible thought-shapes.
John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids
The voices became louder but no more intelligible as the group of men reached the bank.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
In all these cases the children were too young to give any properly intelligible account of themselves, but the consensus of their excuses is that they had been with a "bloofer lady."
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
This reproach of my dependence had become a vague sing-song in my ear: very painful and crushing, but only half intelligible.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
Her mother would talk of her views in the same intelligible tone.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
There is no danger of your not being intelligible, which is the first thing.
Jane Austen -- Emma
These outbreaks of a fierce temper had a kind of value, and even comfort for the mother; because there was at least an intelligible earnestness in the mood, instead of the fitful caprice that so often thwarted her in the child’s manifestations.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
Much to his amazement, the harpooner seemed no more intelligible than I had been.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
I answered as loud as I could in several languages, and he often laid his ear within two yards of me: but all in vain, for we were wholly unintelligible to each other.
Jonathan Swift -- Gulliver’s Travels
My aim throughout has been intelligibility, and as far as the surviving texts allow, a smooth and consistent story.
Unknown -- The Epic of Gilgamesh
Fitzgerald has succeeded in making The Iliad readable, an intelligible drama that moves forward steadily.
Homer -- The Iliad
But when Le Renard raised his voice in a long and intelligible whoop, it was answered by a spontaneous yell from the mouth of every Indian within hearing of the sound.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
It is so clear and intelligible.
Henrik Ibsen -- An Enemy of the People
To a savage, the world is a place of unintelligible miracles where anything is possible to inanimate matter and nothing is possible to him.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
As soon as the whole company was assembled, standing in a wide circle round Treebeard, a curious and unintelligible conversation began.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Two Towers
Sydney, I rather despair of making myself intelligible to you, because you are such an insensible dog.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
—Art, said Stephen, is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
VII I got hold of Mrs. Grose as soon after this as I could; and I can give no intelligible account of how I fought out the interval.
Henry James -- The Turn of the Screw
A striking similitude between the brother and sister now first arrested my attention; and Usher, divining, perhaps, my thoughts, murmured out some few words from which I learned that the deceased and himself had been twins, and that sympathies of a scarcely intelligible nature had always existed between them.