"This is an uncommonly lively vessel in a sea-way," he used to mutter under his breath
, when his legs took him down the passage in zigzag directions, or left him for the moment studying the "Pints of the Compass" on his own system, with his back against the wall.
"No, no, that is too dear," he would mutter under his breath
. "I must go and try somewhere else." Then again he would fall to examining copy-books, collections of poems, and almanacs of the cheaper order.
She needs to run for an elective seat, my brother Bob would mutter under his breath
as we walked.
He usually likes to mutter under his breath
, something about 'coming back as an expat wife, in his next life' as I roll my eyes right back at him.
As I walked away I heard him mutter under his breath
in Turkish, how can a woman in her 60s not know what her name means?
Turning to Naseer, who appeared to mutter under his breath
during the sentencing hearing, the judge added: "Your plot had the blessing of al Qaida and you intended to further the aims of al Qaida."
Addressing the defendant, who appeared to mutter under his breath
, the judge said: "Clearly nothing was going to stop you, short of intervention of the authorities."
I guess the difference is a grumpy man will seethe silently or mutter under his breath
, whereas a grumpy woman will make sure everyone knows about it.
I just hope Prince Charles doesn't mutter under his breath
any more and the Royal Family could build bridges.
The Garda was heard to mutter under his breath
When the examiner saw me wince as he shook hands to congratulate me, I'm sure I heard him mutter under his breath
: "Mmmmm, one of Kyle's students, I see!"