without a murmur

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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(do something) withˌout a ˈmurmur

(do something) without complaining: She paid the extra money for the trip without a murmur.
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For years, the male population of this city has had to endure the spectacle of an exaggeratedly endowed statue, perched in full public view above the entrance to a certain department store, without a murmur of female protest.
Patients with a new, regurgitant murmur had a 17-fold increased risk of having endocarditis, compared with patients without a murmur.
It can also toil through the night without a murmur of complaint, and never pleads for more funding.