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  • White noise, impersonal roar.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He waited, listening to white noise for several seconds in case there had been a mistake, then acknowledged and closed down.†   (source)
  • For a few moments nothing but white noise emanated from the micro speakers, then Artemis heard the sharp click of a mike button.†   (source)
  • He removed his comlog, set it near the mat, and programmed the diskey for white noise.†   (source)
  • His voice sounds funny; there's a lot of white noise creeping into his audio.†   (source)
  • White noise everywhere.†   (source)
  • A talent for seeing patterns and understanding abstract reasoning where other people perceive only white noise.†   (source)
  • A three-second count of white noise.†   (source)
  • His mind roared with nothing but white noise for a length of time he didn't — couldn't — understand or comprehend.†   (source)
  • WHEN THE WHITE NOISE WENT OFF, WE WERE IN THE Garden, pulling weeds.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Chase away the justifiable anger and the white noise in your head.†   (source)
  • "I can see it!" came the reply, Olive's voice barely a squeak over the white noise of waves.†   (source)
  • Just white noise.†   (source)
  • As I stand here on the Brooklyn Bridge I'm thinking about those stadium shows, of their hurricane wail of white noise.†   (source)
  • There was more than enough white noise to cover his entry.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In the meantime, all I could do was tune out the white noise, keep working, and wait for the Broncos to make their decision.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Surfaces were clean, people moved with unhurried efficiency, and everywhere was the low drone of white noise.†   (source)
  • It doesn't work, because players learn to tune out white noise.†   (source)
  • White noise, more white noise, more white noise.†   (source)
  • It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.†   (source)
  • His impulse would have been to drink it up as fast as possible, turn all memory to white noise.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, the main lights turned back on; the pervasive hum of white noise returned.†   (source)
  • It was kind of like Heidi's waves, distant white noise.†   (source)
  • What did she tell you about the White Noise they used that day?†   (source)
  • Considering it was his first time being ear-tased by the White Noise, Liam had recovered fast.†   (source)
  • It wasn't painful like the White Noise, but it wasn't pleasant, either.†   (source)
  • The White Noise cut straight through the music from the speakers, tearing at our ears.†   (source)
  • What was different about the White Noise?†   (source)
  • I always took the White Noise harder than the other girls in my cabin.†   (source)
  • I recognized the nasty after-bites of the White Noise as the old friends they were.†   (source)
  • The way the tires squealed just before the crash came was like the warning signal for White Noise.†   (source)
  • The sound that came over the speakers wasn't really white noise.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The scene in front of the Spectrum 2000 has devolved into a generalized roar of unbelievably loud white noise as all the people inside and outside of the hotel fire their weapons back and forth across the street.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • White noise.†   (source)
  • And when Mother and Mr. Shears argued I took the little radio from the kitchen and I went and sat in the spare room and 1 tuned it halfway between two stations so that all I could hear was white noise and I turned the volume up really loud and I held it against my ear and the sound filled my head and it hurt so that I couldn't feel any other sort of hurt, like the hurt in my chest, and I couldn't hear Mother and Mr. Shears arguing and I couldn't think about not doing my A level or the…†   (source)
  • The sound of laser printers provided a constant hum, white noise that had followed Ryan most of his adult life.†   (source)
  • It was like he was white noise.†   (source)
  • White noise, that was all.†   (source)
  • white noise.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My brain was still thrumming from the effects of the White Noise, but my weak heart made the choice easy for me.†   (source)
  • The only thing louder than the White Noise, than the radio, than Chubs's screams, was the sound of Liam's heart racing.†   (source)
  • "You really didn't have White Noise?†   (source)
  • The sound the bell made was nearly as excruciating as the White Noise, its pitch stretched and distorted by the dream.†   (source)
  • The megaphone was suddenly two inches from my face, and the White Noise sunk into my brain like an ax.†   (source)
  • The White Noise cut out sharply as something clattered to the ground and landed a short distance away.†   (source)
  • My jaw was clenched, the muscles there seized as though the White Noise was still running through them like a current of pulsing electricity.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • At first I thought it was White Noise; all at once, the building's security alarms, intercom system, and televised displays went off, a hundred different voices screaming at us.†   (source)
  • My long, sordid history with the White Noise included several episodes of fainting, vomiting, and memory loss, not to mention my most recent experience with bleeding profusely out of my eyes and nose.†   (source)
  • Cate had told me as much, when she explained the camp controllers had embedded a certain frequency in the White Noise to root out any of the dangerous ones still hiding out in the other cabins.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • I spent so many hours of so many days locked inside Clancy's room, pushing images into his mind, blocking him from trying to do the same, talking about the League, Thurmond, and White Noise, that we both fell out of sync with the camp's schedule.†   (source)
  • There wasn't a gun in his hand, or a knife, or a White Noise machine, but I could see cuts and bruises, some fresh, crisscrossing the back of his hand, all the way to his wrist, where the angry red lines disappeared beneath the sleeves of his white shirt.†   (source)
  • Betty tore through the thickest heart of the smoke, and chased it down the open road until we were finally, finally, finally free of the wreckage, and the air coming through the vents no longer carried the echo of the White Noise into our heads, or smell of smoke into our lungs.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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