Phrases with "chant"

His breath came quickly as Paris sang to him in a little undertone her vital chant of greeting—the hum of voice and foot and wheel. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The party in the car began to chant a chorus as the engine warmed up. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mean while, Polton continued to chant out his announcementsrather unnecessarily, as I thought, for the thing was obvious enough. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Rudyard Kipling Jamuna knew the chant of Lai Beg, the prayer to the Glorified Broom, and had sung it many times in rear of the staggering, tottering pole as it was borne down the Mall. Lal Beg was insulted. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Abraham Merri The chant ended on a wailing chord, archaic, dissonant. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Jack London One chant only he raised, though he remembered no more than the first stanza and but three lines of that. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

We practise three or four times a week; we chant the Venite, Glorias, and Te Deums, and sing one hymn. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Jules Verne Et pourtant il me semblait que le chant s’affaiblissait à son approche, et que ce fil si ténu allait se rompre . Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

Jules Verne La Stilla se laissait emporter alors à toute la fougue de cette enlevante strette du chant final . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Abraham Merri By his own admission, chant and drum-roll had played on his nerves as they had on mine. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Jack London And now, his huge gaunt form more erect than it had been for years, with a glinting of blue fires in his small and close-set eyes, he was lifting his ancient chant again. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

H.P. Lovecraft It was an aural delusion; a sensation of rhythmic, melodic sound as of some wild yet beautiful chant or choral hymn, coming from the outside through the absolutely sound-proof hull of the U-29. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Heav’n heard his song, and hasten’d his relief, And chang’d to snowy plumes his hoary hair, And wing’d his flight, to chant aloft in air. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Rudyard Kipling Then all together they struck up the wailing chant that I heard on the hillside — Dir bane mard-i-yemen dir To weeree ala gee. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson At the sight of this, the fervour of the crowd seemed to swell suddenly higher; and the chant rose in pitch and grew more irregular in time and accent. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Elizabeth Barrett Browning But, go to! thy love Shall chant itself its own beatitudes After its own life-working. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Jules Verne Ce chant pénétrait Franz jusqu’au plus profond de son âme . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Then about that barrow the battle-keen rode, atheling-born, a band of twelve, lament to make, to mourn their king, chant their dirge, and their chieftain honor. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

William Makepeace Thackeray Gentle clouds of incense come wafting through the vast edifice; and in the lulls of the music you hear the faint chant of the priest, and the silver tinkle of the bell. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

Rudyard Kipling The Bride heard, though she did not understand, the marriage song, and the chant of prayers, and the wail of the mourners. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

It seemed to us that this chant concluded the first part of the service. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

James Joyce He moved a doll’s head to and fro, the brims of his Panama hat quivering, and began to chant in a quiet happy foolish voice: — I’m the queerest young fellow that ever you heard. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

The chant continued for some time, and as long as it continued it was sweet to me; for it prolonged the meeting with Almah, and postponed by so much our separation. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Abraham Merri From the darkness of the cavern began a low chanting, a chant upon three minor themes, repeated and repeated, and intermingled. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

J’ai vu sous le soleil tomber bien d’autres choses Que les feuilles des bois, et l’écume des eaux, Bien d’autres s’en aller que le parfum des roses Et le chant des oiseaux. The Hand on the Latch by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

George Gissing It was her chant of victory and revenge. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Charles Baudelaire Déesse dans l’air répandue, Flamme dans notre souterrain! Exauce une âme morfondue, Qui te consacre un chant d’airain. Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire

Jules Verne Elle ne tombe pas, mais le chant s’arrête à la même mesure, à la même note qu’au théâtre de San-Carlo . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

How their voices would have become a chant as feat was added to feat, glory piled on glory. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Anatole France Accordingly Mosaïde, brandishing his stiletto, squalled out his hoarse sounds mingled with sharp yelpings in such a manner that I felt insulted, as well as vituperated, in a chant or song. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Abraham Merri By anvil stroke, by chant and drums — Khalk’ru calls me ‘” Jim had sat silent, watching me, but now and again I had seen the Indian stoicism drop from his face. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

If he were ambitious and wished to chant the Marseillaise, he would demolish three empires to his advantage. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry David Thoreau Every pulse-beat is in exact time with the cricket’s chant and the tickings of the deathwatch in the wall. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

Rudyard Kipling He returned to the lowlands to the triumphal chant of an escorting army three hundred strong, the Mahratta vaccinator close at his elbow, and the rudely dried skin a trophy before him. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Jules Verne Ce fut le chant du coq qui retentit à l’intérieur du wagon. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

Jules Verne Un écho, si l’on veut, mais un écho fidèle comme une photographie, reproduisant les nuances, les délicatesses du chant ou du jeu dans toute leur inaltérable pureté. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Andrew Lang To obtain the right to join the ring she had to chant a scrap of a ballad. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

Elle était née de la marche sous les étoiles, du chant de la poulie, de l’effort de mes bras. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1943]

But, indeed, in his babyhood, I foresaw the bent that he would have; you will remember; I always spared him to chant in any church they sought him for. Signa by Ouida

Jules Verne Bizarre coïncidence, avec lui s’était tu le chant d’Ellen. J’attendis. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

Then shall a son, so born, chant down high favour of heaven, Melting lapt in flame fatly the slippery caul. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Henry James It was the chant of the Carmelite nuns, their only human utterance. The American by Henry James [1877]

And in the sting and misery of his defeat, he began to chant loudly and defiantly the hymn of his threatened idol: Sredni Vashtar went forth, His thoughts were red thoughts and his teeth were white. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Anthony Hope They seemed to chant a requiem over our buried joy, to pray forgiveness for our love that would not die. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

H. Rider Haggard No longer shall the blood of victims flow to Jal beneath the white rays of the moon while the chant of his servants goes up to heaven. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling The silence closed again, but it seemed to me that I heard a sound of singing — the sort of chant one hears in nightmare-cities of voices crying from underground. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Jules Verne Après avoir traversé une assez grasse prairie, nous arrivâmes à la lisière d’un petit bois qu’animaient le chant et le vol d’un grand nombre d’oiseaux. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Jules Verne Quelquefois, un chant s’élevait des canots qui marchaient en ligne. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Jules Verne Déjà le chant semblait s’affaiblir . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Let us chant the passionate strains of “Yankee Doodle” while the señor behind the bar mitigates the occasion with another round of cochineal and aqua fortis. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

George Eliot It was enough to make Adam feel that he was in a great temple, and that the distant chant was a sacred song. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Virginia Woolf The old woman went off into a whining plaint; the words ran themselves together into a chant that was half plaint, half curse. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Jules Verne Son chant n’était qu’une suite de phrases fréquemment interrompues, quelque chose de suave et de triste à la fois. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

Madame Deberle went into particulars, but of a sudden the chant ceased, and the organ-music died away in a moan. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

H. G. Wells Silly old Cherry Gardens! You thought you’d got me! You thought I’d never get away!’ “She began a sort of chant of escape. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Jules Verne Je reconnus une sorte de chant plaintif, ou plutôt une mélopée traînante, dont les paroles ne parvenaient pas jusqu’à moi. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

H.P. Lovecraft The chant meant only this: “In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Walter Scott They moved, however, in order, and restrained the marks of their sorrow to a low wailing sound, which rather mingled with than interrupted the measured chant of the monks. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Jules Verne Bientôt le chant recommença, et le plancher gémit de nouveau sous la pression d’un pas lent. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

Rudyard Kipling The chant quickened as the service drew to an end, and the candles burned low. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

The chant now had changed into an air of defying glee, of menacing exultation; it might have been the triumphant war-song of some antique barbarian race. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

The spinsters and the knitters when they sit in the sun, and the young maids that weave their thread with bone, chant this song. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

I recognized the voice and chant of Margrave. I started, and uttered an angry exclamation. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

I woke to hear the natives singing a Gregorian chant in the little chapel near by. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jules Verne Son chant s’est éteint avec son dernier soupir! Le jeune comte fut rapporté à son hôtel, dans un tel état que l’on craignit pour sa raison. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

This chant seemed to be divided into strophes, at the end of each of which she paused, beat her breast, and broke into that terrible wail that we had heard just now from a distance. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jules Verne Encore quelques mesures, et ce chant s’achèverait dans toute son incomparable pureté . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Then to the verdant bays All chant rude carols in Apollo’s praise; While one the door with drunken fury smites, Till he from bed his loving consort frights. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Jules Verne Le refrain du Highlander était un chant simple, doux et naïf. Les Indes Noires by Jules Verne [1877]

Jules Verne Toute sa vie était attachée à ce chant . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Those who are with him add to his fears, saying it is the voice of Nalja. “Nalja ee ngangga!” (Nalja is talking!), chant the old men. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jules Verne Le seul sentiment qui persistait en lui, c’était le souvenir de la Stilla, c’était l’impression de ce chant que les échos de cette sombre crypte ne lui renvoyaient plus. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Jules Verne Mais la vigueur des indigènes, doublée et régularisée par un chant qui rythmait le battement des rames, enleva l’embarcation sur les eaux écumantes. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Victor Hugo Mysterious music floated, accompanying this chant of the invisible; and suddenly, none knowing whence or how, a white apparition arose. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Robert Louis Stevenson As the double movement passed and repassed along the line, the heads kept rising and falling, like waves upon the sea; and still, as if in time to these gesticulations, the hurried chant continued. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Marcel Prous Et puis je déteste les vers de Carmen Sylva. La Ristori est venue ici une fois, amenée par la duchesse d’Aoste, dire un chant de l’Enfer, de Dante. Voilà où elle est incomparable. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Suppose we chant this afternoon’s psalms. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

The bipeds that love mousing and carrion have a chant of their own, and nobody quarrels with it. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jules Verne Au reste, les indigènes de Taïti, hommes et femmes, ont un goût prononcé pour le chant et pour la danse, où ils excellent. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Nathaniel Hawthorne In response to his friend’s efforts to console him, he murmured words hardly more articulate than the strange chant which he had so recently been breathing into the air. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

James Joyce O, the singing! Happy little girly-cums to have adolphted such an Adelphus! O, the swinginging hopops so goholden! They’ve come to chant en chor. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

At the first dawn of light, over at some rocky hills south-westward, where, during the night, we saw their camp fires, a direful moaning chant arose. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Well paid with a little tobacco and a few copper piastres, he went on for hours, his shrill chant rising every now and then to a quavering scream. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

George Meredith He was raised and refreshed by recollected lines of a Gregorian chant he and Feltre had heard together under the roof of that Alpine monastery. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H.P. Lovecraft I fancied that I discerned objects in the temple; objects both stationary and moving; and seemed to hear again the unreal chant that had floated to me when first I awaked. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

George Eliot And they carry the yoke that befits them: their matin chant is drowned by the voice of the muezzin, who, from the gallery of the high tower on the Acropolis, calls every Mussulman to his prayers. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Dans mes oreilles durait le chant de la poulie et, dans l’eau qui tremblait encore, je voyais trembler le soleil. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1943]

Conradin had been wont to chant his praises, to-night he asked a boon. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Algernon Blackwood As the strange drift of wind passed off into the sky, she moved across the room and stood beside him, its dying chant still humming in her ears. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Arthur Morrison I’ll give y’ a chant as ‘ll make yer ‘air curl!” “Take your drink, George,” Dan insisted, “we don’t want our ‘air curled. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Jules Verne Ces derniers mots du chant de la Stilla s’échappaient seuls de sa bouche: Innamorata . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

E. F. Benson They stood side by side in their tarpaulins, and together in a sort of chant read the inscription aloud. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Jules Verne Les colons entendirent successivement le chant des oiseaux, le cri des quadrupèdes, et une sorte de clappement qu’ils auraient pu croire échappé aux lèvres d’un indigène. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

On the battlefield of death the dead arise to join in one dreadful chant of hate against their enemies. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Then he began a chant — song I can scarcely call it — words certainly not in Italian, perhaps in some uncivilized tongue, perhaps in impromptu gibberish. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Marcel Prous Sans doute ce chant insignifiant, entendu cent fois, ne m’intéressait nullement. Albertine disparue by Marcel Prous

A great fire was accordingly made, and a book of the Gregorian and one of the Musarabic chant were thrown into it, that the flames might decide which was most agreeable to God by refusing to burn it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Rudyard Kipling She was cloaked by a skein of ravelled fluff beneath us and we caught the chant before she rose into the sunlight. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]