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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 mutter, whisper, or grumble in an angry, disgruntled manner about someone or something. We all left the meeting murmuring against the additional hours we'd have to work, but, in the end, what choice did we have? Instead of just murmuring against the boss like you always do, why don't you register a complaint with HR?
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murmur at (one)

To mutter or whisper (something) to one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "murmur" and "at" to specify what is being said. She kept murmuring at me throughout the car ride so her parents wouldn't hear her, but I couldn't hear her either! I could hear two students murmuring at each other at the back of the class.
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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.
I had so carried him under my wings that his speech pleased ladies and knights; and I made him rise so high that among brilliant wits his name shines, and in some places collections are made of his poems; who now would perhaps be a hoarse murmurer of the courts, one of the mob
Il y a plusieurs cordes a la harpe des anges; le zephir peut murmurer sur les plus faibles, et tirer de leur accord une harmonie suave et delicieuse; mais la corde d'argent ne s'ebranle qu'au passage du vent du nord.
Ce deuil (ce doute et ce desespoir) se hurlent sur la scene amoureuse, pour se murmurer sur celle du politique.
Des long-temps je connois sa rigueur infinie, Mais pensant aux beautez pour qui je dois perir, Je benis mon martyre, et content de mourir, Je n'ose murmurer contre sa tyrannie.
A devoted family person who relished the December academic break as an opportunity to be with his family at a rural Wisconsin getaway, he was a consistent murmurer about the dates of meetings during the week between Christmas and New Year's and a celebrator of the January schedule adopted in recent years.