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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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References in classic literature ?
The Democrats take the offices, as a general rule, because they need them, and because the practice of many years has made it the law of political warfare, which unless a different system be proclaimed, it was weakness and cowardice to murmur at.
murmurs one grey shadow of my forefathers to the other.
Gradually introducing the mention of the dangers to the Tradesmen, the Professional Classes and the Gentlemen, he silenced the rising murmurs of the Isosceles by reminding them that, in spite of all these defects, he was willing to accept the Bill if it was approved by the majority.
she corrected herself with beautiful generosity; then added in a murmur, 'To the world.
When we came abreast again, they faced the river, stamped their feet, nodded their horned heads, swayed their scarlet bodies; they shook towards the fierce river-demon a bunch of black feathers, a mangy skin with a pendent tail--something that looked like a dried gourd; they shouted periodically together strings of amazing words that resembled no sounds of human lan- guage; and the deep murmurs of the crowd, inter- rupted suddenly, were like the response of some satanic litany.
It is the gift of the great,' she went on, and the sound of her low voice seemed to have the ac- companiment of all the other sounds, full of mystery, desolation, and sorrow, I had ever heard--the ripple of the river, the soughing of the trees swayed by the wind, the murmurs of wild crowds, the faint ring of incom- prehensible words cried from afar, the whisper of a voice speaking from beyond the threshold of an eternal darkness.
John Hirst missed its aim, and hung so long suspended in the air until it was engulfed by a yawn, that it was considered dead, and this gave the signal for stirring of legs and murmurs about sleep.
They had an independent bearing, resolute eyes, a restrained manner; and we seem yet to hear their soft voices speaking of battles, travels, and escapes; boasting with composure, joking quietly; sometimes in well-bred murmurs extolling their own valour, our generosity; or celebrating with loyal enthusiasm the virtues of their ruler.
Zenga, who is blind and has a heart murmur, but has a sweet nature and would make a wonderful pet
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For example, up to 70% of asymptomatic children who are referred to specialist evaluation or echocardiography because of a suspected murmur are not suffering from heart disease.
A missed heart murmur can prove fatal for a child in some cases and early detection will facilitate early intervention.
In 2013 he was one of five performers to be awarded a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship to help create new dance piece Murmur which comes as part of a double-bill to Dance City on February 28.
Heard at the cardiac apex were a soft pansystolic murmur of mitral regurgitation and an early low-medium pitched third heart sound immediately followed by a typical diastolic murmur of mitral stenosis.
A A MURMUR is an abnormal heart sound that is caused by increased blood flow through either the valves of the heart or a hole in the heart.