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audible
used in War and Peace

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Definition
capable of being heard
  • "Allow me to look at your purse," he said in a low, almost inaudible, voice.
    Book Two — 1805 (23% in)
  • Would you like to kiss me?" she whispered almost inaudibly, glancing up at him from under her brows, smiling, and almost crying from excitement.
    Book One — 1805 (38% in)
  • 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.
    Book One — 1805 (57% in)
  • Around him everyone began to stir: steps were audible and whispers, among which Anna Mikhaylovna's was the most distinct.
    Book One — 1805 (73% in)
  • 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.
    Book One — 1805 (76% in)
  • 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.
    Book Two — 1805 (24% in)
  • Fires were lighted and the talk became more audible.
    Book Two — 1805 (95% in)
  • "Women," he said in a low, scarcely audible voice.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (18% in)
  • 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.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (46% in)
  • 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.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (59% in)
  • Through the closed doors the music was already audible.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (36% in)
  • Enthusiastic whispering was audible.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (58% in)
  • "Natasha!" she said, just audibly.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (65% in)
  • 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.
    Book Nine — 1812 (59% in)
  • He felt that his words, apart from what meaning they conveyed, were less audible than the sound of his opponent's voice.
    Book Nine — 1812 (97% in)
  • "Whew.... whew.... whew!" he whistled just audibly as he rode into the yard.
    Book Ten — 1812 (43% in)
  • As they drove along he shuddered and exclaimed several times so audibly that the coachman asked him: "What is your pleasure?"
    Book Ten — 1812 (51% in)
  • 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.
    Book Ten — 1812 (77% in)
  • All were silent, and the only sound audible was the heavy breathing of the panting old general.
    Book Ten — 1812 (91% in)
  • A drone of voices was audible through the closed window.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (60% in)
  • The distant roar of the yelling crowd was audible even there.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (64% in)
  • "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.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (91% in)
  • The music became more and more audible.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (55% in)
  • ..." but despite their united efforts the wattle hardly moved, and in the silence that followed the heavy breathing of the men was audible.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (11% in)
  • 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.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (59% in)
  • The children with their tutors and governesses had had tea and their voices were audible from the next room.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (63% in)

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