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  • A soldier addressed her in Spanish too swiftly uttered, too voluble for her to translate.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Still, while we were advancing, I spoke with extreme volubility, for my imagination was too full not to explode in words.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • "There is no better," the voluble Vengeance protested in her shrill notes, "in France."
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Words of entreaty and prayer these, poured forth volubly and with earnestness and the mighty sanction of beauty.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Dick had his Bible out and was praying volubly.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • "Oh, what a clumsy thing I am," said she with feverish volubility; "I don't know my way.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She spoke more forcibly and volubly than he had ever heard her, and she held his arm in her two hands.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Mrs. Highcamp hung with languid but unaffected interest upon the warm and impetuous volubility of her left-hand neighbor, Victor Lebrun.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • She burst volubly into tears.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • At this moment there was a flurry in the crowd and Uncle Morris Teitlebaum, the pawnbroker, appeared, gesticulating volubly, clinging to a policeman.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  The Child by Tiger
  • "No, no, no, no!" she answered, with a volubility and vehemence that was imitated from the French of the Canadas; "no good to tell Saltwater.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • But Wolf Larsen seemed voluble, prone to speech as I had never seen him before.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Or if that is not yet quite true, if the male is still the voluble sex, it is certainly true that women no longer write novels solely.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • It brought the farmer, voluble, stuttering with gratitude.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • "She's got a way with her, has Susan," she went on quite volubly.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • Volubly, troublously, the late clock sounded, coming in on the wake of Big Ben, with its lap full of trifles.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Then, in sudden consternation as Milo caught his elbow, he whirled and offered voluble thanks.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • So situated, she was powerless to check Jo, who seemed possessed by a spirit of mischief, and talked away as volubly as the lady.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • "For minutes only," rejoined the more voluble messenger.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He was wild, voluble, unreasoning—obsessed by the anticipated fulfilment of his dream.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion

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