ripple of excitement

ripple of excitement

a series of quiet but excited murmurs. A ripple of excitement spread through the crowd. As the president came near, a ripple of excitement indicated that people could really see him.
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It looks like the day when a ripple of excitement greeted an Everton corner are gone for good.
The big stars of the night were, of course, Anna and Elsa and a ripple of excitement radiated through the audience as supporting reindeer Sven trotted onto the ice, followed by Kristoff and, of course, the sun-loving snowman olaf.
A ripple of excitement went through the royal fans who had been camped on the pavement outside the hospital for days, while town crier Tony Appleton stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing and boomed: "We welcome with humble duty the second-born of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
When Newcastle held brief talks with Remi Garde in London back in January there was a small ripple of excitement from supporters who felt that the addition of a trendy Euro coach was just what the club needed.
Between me and the stage was a small ocean of children in blue uniforms, all impeccably behaved - bar the odd ripple of excitement - and a credit to their school.
And on screen there was little to liven things up with a drab affair of a nil-nil draw - only fleetingly when Sturridge stabbed a great chance wide was there anything approaching a ripple of excitement.
When the new MG3 supermini reached our driveway, however, there was a decided ripple of excitement from 10-year-old daughter Millie in particular.
After the break the cagey stand-off continued until just before the hour, a ripple of excitement then a huge roar swept around the ground as news filtered through that Leeds had scored at Bournemouth.
It wasn't great stuff with the teams cancelling each other out but Collins caused a ripple of excitement in the home support as he led a charge from a cleared Motherwell corner.
Suddenly a ripple of excitement went round the hall as the Vatican's Swiss Guards took up position on the stage, either side of a simple cream and gold chair.
THE first time I had a bet restricted by a bookmaker a little ripple of excitement went through me.
On a recent visit to Cairns the Prince caused a ripple of excitement by revealing to a crowd that he and Kate might return for their honeymoon.
So it's no surprise then that the impending release of his first solo album is causing more than a ripple of excitement in the area.
They got caught up in at least a ripple of excitement.
and was carried onto the stage, sending a ripple of excitement through the crowd, which started swaying and clapping to the haunting vocals and catchy rhythms of Wardi's back-up band.