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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30am start caused perhaps the biggest ripple of excitement.
Luminescence Dreamscapes 2016, Marivic Rufino's exhibit of mixed-media works at Peninsula Manila, created a ripple of excitement in art and literary circles.
A RIPPLE of excitement disturbed our MPs' normally humdrum lives when it was announced Keith Richards was due to face the Finance Bill Sub-Committee.
A 'new-look Secker' caused a ripple of excitement in 1987 when she was advertising a hair styling mousse "specially created for hair over 40" and suddenly seemed rather less blonde than people remembered (she'd been off the TV screens for a bit).
A "new-look Secker" caused a ripple of excitement in 1987 when she was advertising a hair styling mousse "specially created for hair over 40" and suddenly seemed rather less blonde than people remembered (she'd been off the TV screens for a bit).
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.
Last month's surprise inflation of the Bank of Japan's already-huge monetary easing program, which sent a ripple of excitement through the markets and lit a rocket under stock prices, was also propitious.
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.
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.
In addition to manufactured food and beverage exports, the export of commercial services (a category excluding education services and tourism) has been creating a ripple of excitement in policy circles in Wellington.
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.