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murmur against someone or something

to grumble about someone or something. Everyone was murmuring against the manager. The citizens will begin murmuring about the government soon.
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murmur at (someone or an animal)

to say something softly or indistinctly to someone or an animal. Stop murmuring at me. Speak up! Gene sat alone, murmuring at his favorite cat for over an hour.
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without a murmur

if you do something without a murmur, you do it without complaining Louise was so tired that she went to bed without a murmur for once.
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References in classic literature ?
This woman is full of mysteries," murmured D'Artagnan to himself.
And that was too much, far too much," murmured Villefort.
At the moment when Porthos, more accustomed to the darkness than these men, coming from open daylight, was looking round him to see if through this artificial midnight Aramis were not making him some signal, he felt his arm gently touched, and a voice low as a breath murmured in his ear, "Come.
She murmured, considered her own life, but could not describe how it looked to her now.
I have never known the Prince unpunctual," the Duchess murmured.
he murmured, "you were always a little inclined that way.
And there, in the focus of a million pairs of convergent eyes, the Ambitious Person sat him down between the sun and moon and murmured sadly to his own soul:
She took both my hands in hers and murmured, 'I had heard you were coming.
Their movements hung on his lips; they read their thoughts in his eyes; he murmured to them nonchalantly of life and death, and they accepted his words humbly, like gifts of fate.