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white noise

As I stand here on the Brooklyn Bridge I’m thinking about those stadium shows, of their hurricane wail of white noise.
Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  a random noise signal that has the same sound energy level at all frequencies
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Strongly Associated with:   white light
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  • As I stand here on the Brooklyn Bridge I’m thinking about those stadium shows, of their hurricane wail of white noise.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Desperate was white noise, as far as Heanor was concerned —it was the hope that pulled at her heart with dirty little fingers.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • "I can see it!" came the reply, Olive’s voice barely a squeak over the white noise of waves.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • All the voices intermingle and become indistinguishable from one another—like the constant white noise of the ocean running underneath the rhythm of the Portland streets, so constant you hardly notice it.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • WHEN THE WHITE NOISE WENT OFF, WE WERE IN THE Garden, pulling weeds.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • "The white noise is gone," he said, nodding.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • White noise, impersonal roar.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Just the white noise of the ambulance, one sister crying, and the other struggling to comfort her without words.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • What you’re hearing is just white noise that sounds like a modem transmitting.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Like the distant white noise of traffic, a cacophony of news reports echoed across the city.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • A talent for seeing patterns and understanding abstract reasoning where other people perceive only white noise.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • ’Commander Root, you are monitoring all channels I presume …’ For a few moments nothing but white noise emanated from the micro speakers, then Artemis heard the sharp click of a mike button.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • If I try to say the joke to myself, making the word mean the three different things at the same time, it is like hearing three different pieces of music at the same time, which is uncomfortable and confusing and not nice like white noise.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Just white noise.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Because much of her work centered on quantifying previously unknown energy fields, her experiments needed to be performed in a location isolated from any extraneous radiation or "white noise."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He removed his comlog, set it near the mat, and programmed the diskey for white noise.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • There was more than enough white noise to cover his entry.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Chase away the justifiable anger and the white noise in your head.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • It doesn’t work, because players learn to tune out white noise.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Surfaces were clean, people moved with unhurried efficiency, and everywhere was the low drone of white noise.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The sound of laser printers provided a constant hum, white noise that had followed Ryan most of his adult life.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • He waited, listening to white noise for several seconds in case there had been a mistake, then acknowledged and closed down.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • In the meantime, all I could do was tune out the white noise, keep working, and wait for the Broncos to make their decision.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • His mind roared with nothing but white noise for a length of time he didn’t — couldn’t — understand or comprehend.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • And the white noise generated by the experts—to say nothing of the pressure exerted by fellow parents—is so overwhelming that they can barely think for themselves.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • The strand was more than a hundred feet across at this point, and the phosphorescent tumble of surf churned out a low white noise that washed like a ghost sea around him.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • An almost white noise, created by the commingling of the sounds of battle from the valley to the east and the never-ending combustion engine of the falls to the remaining west.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Only then did I realize that the incredibly loud ocean sound I was hearing was not coming from outside but instead from a small white noise-machine sitting on the coffee table.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • White noise everywhere.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • His voice sounds funny; there’s a lot of white noise creeping into his audio.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Tad was like…. what do they call it? … white noise.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The sound that came over the speakers wasn’t really white noise.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • It was like he was white noise.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The White Noise—Calm Control, the higher powers called it—was used to settle us down, so to speak, while it did absolutely nothing to them.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • This time, his foot makes a soft noise on the tatami mat, and Hiro can hear the white noise of his trousers sliding over his leg.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I always took the White Noise harder than the other girls in my cabin.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • White noise.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • What was different about the White Noise?
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The White Noise cut straight through the music from the speakers, tearing at our ears.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The megaphone was suddenly two inches from my face, and the White Noise sunk into my brain like an ax.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The only thing louder than the White Noise, than the radio, than Chubs’s screams, was the sound of Liam’s heart racing.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The White Noise cut out sharply as something clattered to the ground and landed a short distance away.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • My jaw was clenched, the muscles there seized as though the White Noise was still running through them like a current of pulsing electricity.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I’d suffered the aftereffects, of course—power outages across the camp, White Noise when the camp controllers thought one of them had done it on purpose.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The orange device flashed, and a moment later, above even the wailing of the White Noise, I heard Volkswagen say, "That’s a positive ID on Liam Stewart."
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Suddenly, the main lights turned back on; the pervasive hum of white noise returned.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • My head and heart were in agreement on run, but the rest of my body—the parts that had been tormented by White Noise, poisoned, and mistreated by people who claimed they only had the best intentions—stubbornly held its ground.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • It is like when you are upset and you hold the radio against your ear and you tune it halfwaybetween two stations so that all you get is white noise and then you turn the volume right up so that this is all you can hear and then you know you are safe because you cannot hear anything else.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • I recognized the nasty after-bites of the White Noise as the old friends they were.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
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