whispering bells

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whispering bells viscid herb of arid or desert habitats of southwestern United States having pendulous yellow flowers
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Usage

In literature:

You hear the whispering of the enormous bells, which vibrate at the kiss of vague zephyrs from the sky.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
Then she lifted Anna Belle and whispered something into her ear.
"Jewel" by Clara Louise Burnham
Two or three minutes after eleven, a feeble ring at the bell gained admission for some person: whispering was heard in the passage.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
Sophy whispered something to her papa, who rang the bell, and ordered in wine and hot water.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Darkness, the sound of a bell, and the chaplain's whisper, 'Merciful Lord, receive this sinner.
"The Devil's Garden" by W. B. Maxwell
No wonder Katherine crowded close to Belle and their voices sank to awed whispers.
"Mr. Pat's Little Girl" by Mary F. Leonard
She rang the bell, and imagined she heard whisperings inside while it was being answered.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
The ringing of a bell woke her, and then the sound of people whispering in the hall.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
His eyes were hollow and his voice broke as he whispered to Belle that they might be seen.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Belle whispered to Hopkins as Squeaks retired.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
After whispering together, one of the little men rang a bell, which hung on a stand outside this court.
"The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines" by Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
Then ringing the bell, she whispered a few words to the man who answered it.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
And let me whisper in your ear: We will see that you are the belle of the evening.
"In the Van; or, The Builders" by John Price-Brown
Only the faint sound of the bells was borne to them as a mellow whisper.
"She's All the World to Me" by Hall Caine
As we sat and talked in whispers of the days to come, the telephone bell rang.
"I Walked in Arden" by Jack Crawford
Miss Worth patted her shoulder, and whispered words through her curls, and presently Belle-Ann whispered back to her.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
Again the wind began to move along the reeds with a wonderful whisper, bringing with it the sound of bells from Zbaraj.
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
So much for seeing the bell, clock, and whispering gallery; so much for the crypt.
"From the Oak to the Olive" by Julia Ward Howe
Above her head the leaves rustled with a whispering sound; the flowers trembled, shaking their bells in waves of blue.
"The Dreamer of Dreams" by Marie, Queen of Roumania
Belle had taken up a prayer-book, had opened it, and was reading in a semi-whisper some of the prayers for the sick.
"The Girls of St. Wode's" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

I woke, but was it from dreamland,
And where had my fancies been?
Was it the blue-bell's whisper,
Or that of the Fairy Queen?
"The Painter And The Fairy" by Alexander Anderson
And I, who was idly lying
Where the dreams rose dim and sweet,
Heard the whisper of the blue-bell
And thus made answer meet—
"The Painter And The Fairy" by Alexander Anderson
Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig
and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips:
maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,
a cracked bell, or a torn heart.
"The White Mans Burden" by Pablo Neruda
And, hark! how the bells ring forth their mirth
In the cool, still air above!
Oh, well may they peal to the ends of the earth,
For the watchword whisper'd was "Love."
"The New Year" by Alexander Anderson
But lo! the vision fades, I hear the bells
Of some old chapel, hidden from my sight,
And through the quiet of these wooded dells,
Steal soft the myriad whispers of the night.
"The Crumbling Mound" by R S Ward
Early on Christmas Day,
Love, as awake I lay,
And heard the Christmas bells ring sweet and clearly,
My heart stole through the gloom
Into your silent room,
And whispered to your heart, `I love you dearly.'
"A Christmas Fancy" by Robert Fuller Murray