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  • The candidate discussed weighty matters in rich, sonorous tones.
  • I prefer traditional sonorous chords to the dissonant chords with which she likes to experiment.
  • The silence was broken by the village crier beating his sonorous ogene.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • A sonorous voice said, "Welcome to Jurassic Park."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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  • Gitl began reciting the Kaddish, rocking back and forth on the sleeping shelf with the sonorous words, and the prayer was like the tolling of a death bell.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • ...while the voice died in sonorous echoes between the walls.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Soon Art’s sonorous breathing rumbled out of sync with her frustration, and she lay wide-eyed in the dark.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • He was naked, and he was sonorously inhaling and exhaling, deeply up from the belly.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • His voice was definitely male, sonorous and grave, like a bad Shakespearean actor’s.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Mrs Which’s voice rang out clear and strong, echoing against the walls of the cavern, and the words fell with a sonorous clang.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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  • Then the Prime Minister’s voice was speaking to us, sonorous and soothing.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • And suddenly she knew why this was so, why this sonorous and noble statement so filled with peculiar, chilling dissonances should flood her spirit with relief and recognition and joy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Like the other tourists wandering awed among the huge standing stones, we had gaped at the Altar Stone Cw’ere ancient Druid priests performed their dreadful ’uman sacrifices,’ announced the sonorous Cockney tour guide accompanying a busload of Italian tourists, who all dutifully took photographs of the rather ordinary-looking stone block).
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A female voice, deep and sonorous.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • His sonorous voice was astonishing in his puny frame.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • His firm, sonorous, and unexpected voice made every one start.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Ignatius Gallaher slapped his friend sonorously on the back.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Mousqueton was a Norman, whose pacific name of Boniface his master had changed into the infinitely more sonorous name of Mousqueton.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • ’Well, will you look at that,’ Aarfy marveled sonorously right beside Yossarian, his plump, orbicular face sparkling with a look of bright enchantment.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "Forward, with God!" said Bagration, in a resolute, sonorous voice, turning for a moment to the front line, and slightly swinging his arms, he went forward uneasily over the rough field with the awkward gait of a cavalryman.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Anderson’s anger, efficiently transmitted through his sonorous, full-toned voice, had shifted from general displeasure with all of us to a focused rage pointed in my direction.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I loved it when he had a moment to come out on the church porch and tell me a quick Bible story while I listened, astride my bike, fascinated by his sonorous voice.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The sonorous bass note resonated through their bones, vibrating the city-mountain and causing it to echo like a great stone bell.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • —Though this fish, whose loud sonorous breathing, or rather blowing, has furnished a proverb to landsmen, is so well known a denizen of the deep, yet is he not popularly classed among whales.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "Phineas Nigellus," Hermione explained as she threw the bag onto the kitchen table with the usual sonorous, clanking crash.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • He said it smiling, but only half-jesting; some quality in his voice made the name of the railroad sound as it would have sounded in the days of Nat Taggart, as a sonorous title of honor.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It was a sonorous, harmonious, flexible dialect whose vowels seemed to undergo a highly varied accentuation.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He made everyone laugh and his own laugh was deep, sonorous, masculinely sexy.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist-coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Bigger pronounced in a sonorous tone, looking at Gus expectantly.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • If he weakly showed the least disposition to hear it, Captain Hopkins, in a loud sonorous voice, gave him every word of it.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The slow march began, sonorous with its ancient pomp, and Feyd-Rautha led his troupe across the arena for obeisance at the foot of his uncle’s box.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Or, as Raleigh rhymes it in his sonorous way,— "From thence our kind hard-hearted is, enduring pain and care, Approving that our bodies of a stony nature are."
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • And then it is suddenly winter, with the moon high above and the chimes in the steeple ringing and a sonorous choir of trombones rendering a Christmas carol; and over all is a quietness and an ache as though all the world were loneliness.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • A joyous stir was now audible in the hall: gentlemen’s deep tones and ladies’ silvery accents blent harmoniously together, and distinguishable above all, though not loud, was the sonorous voice of the master of Thornfield Hall, welcoming his fair and gallant guests under its roof.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Lynch smote himself sonorously on the chest and said: —Who has anything to say about my girth?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • A sonorous rumbling led him to kneel underneath the truckbed, where three figures lay suspended in hammocks, two snoring in languid concert.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Dick thought he would probably be a fine clinician, for the sonorous or staccato cadences by which he disciplined nurse or patient came not from his nervous system but from a tremendous and harmless vanity.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The rustle of the poplar leaves about the house worried her, it sounded so like pattering raindrops, and the full, faraway roar of the gulf, to which she listened delightedly at other times, loving its strange, sonorous, haunting rhythm, now seemed like a prophecy of storm and disaster to a small maiden who particularly wanted a fine day.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The rise and fall of Saphira’s sonorous laugh joined with Eragon’s and reverberated throughout the hollow.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • And his fingers reached for it, the sound of his deep, preternatural voice sonorous.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • She thought that she knew how it went though, slowly and sonorously.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • How she listened at first to the sonorous lamentations of its romantic melancholies reechoing through the world and eternity!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It was indefinable and charming; something pure and sonorous, aerial, winged, so to speak.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Receiving no reply to this extraordinary appeal, which in truth, as it was delivered with the vigor of full and sonorous tones, merited some sort of notice, he who had thus sung forth the language of the holy book turned to the silent figure to whom he had unwittingly addressed himself, and found a new and more powerful subject of admiration in the object that encountered his gaze.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • And so, after having composed, struck out, rejected, added to, unmade, and remade a multitude of names out of his memory and fancy, he decided upon calling him Rocinante, a name, to his thinking, lofty, sonorous, and significant of his condition as a hack before he became what he now was, the first and foremost of all the hacks in the world.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Colonel Aureliano Buendia released a sonorous belch which brought back the acidity of the soup to his palate and which was like a command from his organism to throw his blanket over his shoulders and go to the toilet.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • And Morris snapped his fingers sonorously.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • His voice was a fine one, sonorous and sympathetic, and there was something genuine and simple in the very sound of it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
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