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without a murmur

Without any protest or complaint; in silent compliance. The protesters were arrested without a murmur, and each stepped silently into the police van. I was shocked when I assigned a 10-page paper and my students just sat there without a murmur. Maybe they were still asleep.
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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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(do something) withˌout a ˈmurmur

(do something) without complaining: She paid the extra money for the trip without a murmur.
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Satan, like the sonnet's murmurer, slanders God by "murmuring" and charges a Maker who "exacts" glory from his subjects as the God of the sonnet's octave "exacts day-labour" (PR III.
12) He also entitled the eleventh of his possible outlines for tragedies on Old Testament themes, "the murmurers.
Yet once the effects of passion seize the spectator, instead of lauding Titus's noble choice to sacrifice his love, the spectator begrudges it: "Il finit par plaindre cet homme sensible qu'il meprisoit; par s'interesser a cette meme passion dont il lui faisoit un crime; par murmurer en secret du sacrifice qu'il est force d'en faire aux loix de la patrie" (V 49).