Phrases with "loud"

Byrd contented himself with giving Hickory a look and saying nothing, while Hickory bestowed upon Byrd a hearty “Well, old fellow!” and broke out into a loud and by no means unenjoyable laugh. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence And in the silence, the tense and irritable silence that followed, came a loud bang. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The queen herself, amidst the loud alarms, With cymbals toss’d her fainting soldiers warms — Fool as she was! who had not yet divin’d Her cruel fate, nor saw the snakes behind. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

As we approached Dyánye, at last, a village hoisted the usual big flag on the normal tall pole, and with loud cries ordered us to land. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the same instant he uttered a loud cry, clutched wildly at his own throat, and fell stone-dead upon the floor. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Suddenly She uttered a loud and piercing shriek. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

We therefore set out, and had proceeded about half the distance, when there was a loud report of a rifle in the bushes close beside us, and a second later he uttered a cry and fell into my arms. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Gentlemen, has it ever been said of Paul Lovett that he heard of a prize and forgot to tell you of his news? [‘Never! never!’ loud cheering. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

That night there came from the farmhouse the sound of loud singing, in which, to everyone’s surprise, the strains of ‘Beasts of England’ were mixed up. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Ann Radcliffe A loud and tumultuous sound of voices now arose from a distant part of the house, and she soon distinguished the words of the disputants. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Some even hinted in loud tones that Mrs. Krent’s accusation might be true. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Even Saint Augustine opened his eyes in the arena at a loud cheer from the people, though he had vowed to himself beforehand to keep them closed. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Wilkie Collins In making your advances, gain ground by fine degrees; never let a loud word or sudden action escape you. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Kate Chopin Then she laughed so loud and suddenly that Thérèse, being already nervous, pricked her finger with her needle till the blood came; a mishap which decided her to lay aside her work. At Fault by Kate Chopin

George MacDonald Diamond called as loud as he could, right up into the sky: “Here’s Diamond, down below you. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Caroline Lamb The loud laugh that pointed out any new folly, or hailed any new occasion of mirth, was different from the subdued smile, and gentle hint to which Calantha had been accustomed. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Guy de Maupassan He called in a loud voice “I want Planchut, the plumber, and his workmen. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing But still the mists gathered thick beneath him, and from out of it called to him the voice of the whirlpool, now so loud within his ears that at length it silenced thought. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Sinclair Lewis Gilroy was a Westerner, youngish and burly and loud and very pleasant, an owner of oil wells. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

H. Rider Haggard Rain and snow fell noiselessly by turns; indeed, the only sound in the air was the loud dripping of water from the trees on the dead leaves beneath. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Louisa May Alcott Presently there came a loud ring, than a decided voice, asking for ‘Mr. Laurie’, and a surprised-looking servant came running up to announce a young lady. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Jules Verne A loud clapping of hands was suddenly raised, which subsided by degrees, and finally was succeeded by absolute silence. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Rudyard Kipling He thought that he was at the world’s end, but the roar of the seal nurseries behind him sounded as loud as the roar of a train in a tunnel. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Madame Lerat threw herself on Lantier’s bed, and snored as loud as a man; whilst the other two, their heads falling forward, and almost touching their knees, slept before the fire. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

She at once uttered a loud cry, fell back in her chair, and thence slipped to the floor, murmuring, ‘Oh, the unhappy man, the unhappy man!’” “The unhappy woman, you mean. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Benjamin Disraeli A servant opened a door and said, in a loud voice, that, with his permission, his eminence, the English cardinal, would wait on him. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Mark Twain Boggs rode off blackguarding Sherburn as loud as he could yell, all down the street; and pretty soon back he comes and stops before the store, still keeping it up. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Edith Wharton She stood motionless on the door-step, dazed by the immensity of her disappointment, till a burst of loud voices inside the house drove her down the path and out of the gate. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

My temples were beating so loud that I wondered they did not hear. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Her eyes were closed, and her breathing was loud and regular. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Guy de Maupassant With frowsy hair, skirts askew and red hands, she talked loud while washing the floor with great swishes of water. The Diamond Necklace (La Parure) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Anthony Trollope As he did so he heard the wretch laughing loud at the excellence of his own joke. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Most of such flirtations if they were done out loud would be very innocent. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

This they very soon did, heralding their advent with loud calls and cries, which our two answered. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Thomas Hughes At the fire, at the further end of the passage, was a crowd of boys in loud talk and laughter. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Nikolai Gogol Despair gave the unfortunate woman courage; she began to implore them in a loud voice. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

Philip Sheldon walked up and down the room, thinking; and the creaking of his boots sounded unpleasantly loud to his ears. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Andrew Lang He stretched his hand cautiously out to seize the bridle, when the horse suddenly began to neigh as loud as he could. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Servadac, with the count and lieutenant, did not follow immediately; but shortly afterwards they proceeded to join them, when on their way they were startled by loud cries from those in advance. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

No answer, but the loud sound of the scourges, which are many of them of iron, with sharp points that enter the flesh. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

John Lewis Burckhard Drunkenness is as common among them as it is among the Arabs of Shendy, and we heard every night some loud dispute in the Bouza huts. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

T. E. Lawrence The brown wall of cloud from the hills was now very near, rushing changelessly upon us with a loud grinding sound. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

In addition to all this, a loud murmur was heard along his passage, which did not die away till some time after he had passed. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells A lad weeping with terror thrust against him, pressing towards the stairways, yelling “Clear for the aeropile!” The bell that clears the flying stage became a loud unmelodious clanging. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Nellie Bly Go to the back parlor,” answered the girl, in a loud voice, without one change in her peculiarly matured face. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Andrew Lang The creature staggered and gave a loud cry, and then rolled over dead, with its feet in the sea. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

From the path along the levee there burst forth a jubilant, stirring, buoyant, thrilling whistle, loud and keen and clear as the cleanest notes of the piccolo. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope Then there was a long silence, then a suppressed titter, and after that a loud laugh. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

The loud shrill voices thrilled to his very bones. Signa by Ouida

Thomas Hardy Yes or no?” “Yes,” said a loud voice from the doorway. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The guards were talking in loud excitement in the gatehouse and seemed abashed at his presence. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

William Godwin The attendants of the court were mortified, and began to express their discontent in loud murmurs. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

And just as he was telling himself that, there came to the door a loud knock, the peculiar rat-tat-tat of a telegraph boy. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

He was often tempted into a rhetoric too loud and too shrill, into a satire neither fine nor fair; for he was impatient, but not impatient of what he thought true and good. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Anthony Trollope He walked about and talked loud to the poor woman. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne In the midst of the whistling of the wind, loud reports were heard, of which Mrs Barnett could not conjecture the cause. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

He recited verses from the Canticles with a loud unwavering voice; and invited the passengers to confess to him. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arthur Conan Doyle It was so loud now that it seemed to me that the battle must be going on just beyond the nearest wood, but my friend the sergeant knew better. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins I hear him in the passage, the moment the door is opened—he is so hearty; and, like other hearty people, he has such a loud voice. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Henry Handel Richardson Polly started; the water splashed over the neck of the jug, and fell with a loud plop. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Margaret Oliphant It was enough to make any one laugh to see the grand air of superiority which this little person took upon her, and her father greeted her exit with a loud laugh of enjoyment and admiration. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

James Joyce Rain was drizzling down on the cold streets and, when they reached the Ballast Office, Farrington suggested the Scotch House. The bar was full of men and loud with the noise of tongues and glasses. Dubliners by James Joyce

Thomas Hardy Night after night, when the servants were all abed, and the click of safety locks sounded as loud as a crash, he looked at that first will, and wished it had been the second and not the first. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

George Eliot The thin fingers clutching Romola as she sat, and the eager voice addressing her at first in a loud whisper, caused her a physical shrinking that made it difficult for her to keep her seat. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Benjamin Disraeli They sound a loud but melodious chorus from their sea-shells, and a faint and distant chorus soon answers from the island. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Willa Cather She was greatly impressed by Carl’s urban appearance, and in her excitement talked very loud and threw her head about. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Algernon Blackwood Simpson thereupon called out in a loud voice some question or other — in the first bewilderment of waking he does not remember exactly what — and the man made no reply. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

In a loud voice he proclaimed the fact that it had pleased the two Great Ones of the Mountains to fill the vacancy which had so long existed in the triumvirate. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

That the horseman was yet unharmed a loud cheer soon satisfied all within hearing of it, and he was quickly lost to view among the trees, riding south at the top of his speed. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Arthur Conan Doyle The verdict was greeted with loud applause by a court in which McMurdo saw many familiar faces. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Anthony Trollope The Earl had all the glory of success over his first opponent, and the loud boasting of self-confident barristers buoyed up his cause. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson Tarsome.’ A loud hoot warned them that that was the safer course, and the car lurched towards them. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

A great log had stranded there, at right angles to the bank, forming a kind of jetty against which the swiftly flowing stream broke with a loud ripple. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Theodore Dreiser When the place came for loud applause it was only moderate. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope He turned round in his chair and was loud in his praises. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

A loud crow, by way of answer. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The moment her eyes rested on another silver coin Mother Fetu burst into loud thanks. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

D. H. Lawrence Dawes interrupted the young man’s flow of eloquence by asking, in a loud sneer: “Did you learn all that at th’ theatre th’ other night?” Paul looked at him; their eyes met. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Then all at once, with terrible suddenness, the light about him shot upward with the noise of a loud plash; a frightful roaring was in his ears, and all was cold and dark. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Virginia Woolf The ship gave a loud melancholy moan. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Eliot A loud responding sob rose at once from the wide multitude, while Savonarola had fallen on his knees and buried his face in his mantle. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Henry Kingsley The rill which ran brawling loud through the village, swollen by the late rains, at length forced on his perception that he was fearfully thirsty, and that his throat was parched and dry. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Jules Verne The crew burst out into loud Homeric laughter. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

But he heard nothing save the loud ticking of the clock in the hall and the barking of the dogs that was still going on. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Guy de Maupassant For the first time, she spoke, drawling out in a loud voice: “Oh! I love nature so much. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Dick shifted his hat and passed, yet for a moment the air around him was loud with the circlings of all the goblins on the Gross-Münster. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

T. E. Lawrence I disarmed them and gave loud order that the right thumb and forefinger of each be cut off. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Will it pass on, that carriage, or stop at the lodge-gates? Surely his heart could never beat so loud save by some wondrous magnetism of fatherly love and hope. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

For the moment the two cousins eyed each other warily like fighting dogs and then Wynwood burst into a loud laugh and held out his hand. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

I see the stencilled names and numbers go up on the green baize, constituency after constituency, amidst murmurs or loud shouting. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

A loud ejaculation burst from Hardie and Skinner, And then there was an awful silence. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

At that moment the assassin exchanged his stealthy pace for a loud clattering ascent. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

H. G. Wells Graham’s attention was immediately arrested by a violent, loud hoot, followed by a vast leathery voice. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

D.H. Lawrence There was the loud noise of water, as ever, something eternal and maddening in its sound, like the sound of Time itself, rustling and rushing and wavering, but never for a second ceasing. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

William Hope Hodgson I heard several loud cries of pain, and, as my sight became accustomed to the dark, I discovered that the creatures had left the window. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Andrew Lang Then he swept them all back into their bags, and leaning back in his chair fell fast asleep, snoring so loud that no other sound was audible. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson It was a cold, sunny morning, with a thick white frost; the blackbirds sang exceeding sweet and loud about the house of Durrisdeer, and there was a noise of the sea in all the chambers. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Kingsley Father, friends, position, mistress, all lost in one day, had brought on a kind of light-hearted desperation, which had the effect of making him seek company, and talk boisterously and loud all day. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Bus-conductors shouted the destinations of their buses; the drivers, when they were not urging other drivers with loud “Ire-ups,” abetted them with voice and cracking whip. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Anthony Trollope The scandal, or loud reproach due to evil doings, may be silenced by subsequent conduct. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Just as I reached it a loud knocking sounded upon the outer gate. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Some abound  In loud self-pity. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

Thomas Hardy Somebody had looked over the wall to talk to the sawyers, and was telling them in a loud voice news in which the name of Mrs. Charmond soon arrested his ears. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Mary Webb The foxhound set up a loud baying within. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Boche shrugged his shoulders and said, loud enough to be heard by everyone: “Bah! It’s a drunkard the less. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

For long they continued to gaze on the scene before them, and hearken anxiously to the rustle and tinkle of that miniature surf, or the more distant and loud reverberations from the outer coast. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Macallan started back from me with a loud exclamation of surprise. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

D. H. Lawrence There was Jack and Jaz and one or two othersloud voices. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

As I held out my hand I heard a loud splash. The Goldfish by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

George Gissing Upon that, in the same moment, followed a loud hysterical cry; then sobs and wailing, with movements as if to tear open the clothing that choked her. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Walter Scott In the morning Bucklaw rushed into his host’s apartment with a loud halloo, which might have awaked the dead. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Walter Scott Mysie, what are ye sitting shaking and greeting in the chimney-neuk for? Come here — or stay where ye are, and skirl as loud as ye can; it’s a’ ye’re gude for. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

My wife and I had retired to rest for the night, and were both sleeping soundly, when we were awakened by a loud cry of fire. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle Suddenly Lord Roxton gave a loud exclamation of disgust. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

A loud cry, followed by angry reproaches, immediately resounded. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Though loud at first the pilgrim’s passion grew, Sudden he gazed, and wist not what to do; Surprise in secret chains his word suspends, And in a calm his settling temper ends. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Arthur Conan Doyle I was conscious of immense oppression upon my chest, great tightness within my head, a loud singing in my ears, and bright flashes before my eyes. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Henry Handel Richardson But he had no sooner crossed the threshold than he was aware of loud voices in the adjoining room, separated from the one he was in by large foldingdoors. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

At last the court crier cried, with a loud voice, “Hardie v. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Edith Wharton When I dream that, and wake and find him there it’s worse than ever — ” She broke off with a sob, and the loud lapping of the water under the floor was like the beat of a rebellious heart. The Choice by Edith Wharton [1916]

M. P. Shiel I was shouting passionately at her, my eyes starting from my head, my face all inflamed with rage the most prone, loud and urgent. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

H. G. Wells A strange turmoil and outcrying in the old Manse now began, and grew ever more audible to the clustering spectators, and therewith came clanging loud impacts against the window-guarding tin. The Chronic Argonauts by H. G. Wells [1888]

Nathaniel Hawthorne At the same time, the music in the street sounded a loud and doleful summons. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Guy de Maupassan Then with a loud voice, the man opening the door cried out to the crowd of guests: “Monsieur the Duke de Servigny.” “Monsieur the Baron Saval.” The first drawing-room was filled with women. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

From this he was awakened by a loud yawn from the throat of Long Ned, who was always the earliest riser of his set. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Jules Verne On the 15th loud cries were suddenly heard issuing from the mouth of the principal gallery. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Jules Verne Next day, they were all aroused from sleep by the sudden loud barking of dogs, Glenarvan got up forthwith. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Virginia Woolf The Second Picture In the middle of the night a loud cry rang through the village. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Victor Hugo Then the sheriff, raising the bunch of roses as a priest about to sprinkle holy water, called to the prisoner in a loud voice, and became awful. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Guy de Maupassant All the guests counted simultaneously in a loud tone — “One-two-three. The Snipe (Contes de la bécasse) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Anthony Trollope But the people generally sympathised with the young husband and young wife, and were loud in denouncing the illegality of the banker’s proceedings. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant They were both also stout, and kept chattering in their own language, sometimes referring to their guide-book, and reading in loud tones the names of the places indicated. A Duel (Un Duel) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Anthony Trollope In the next field the whole pack caught a view of the fox just as he was stealing out; and after him they went, with their noses well above the ground, their voices loud and clear, and in one bevy. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Jack London I warrant so loud a command had never before cracked the sacred air of the Emperor’s palace. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Thomas Hardy When they had quite receded behind the tree-trunks and he stood alone, Uncle Benjy, to their surprise, set up a loud shout, altogether beyond the imagined power of his lungs. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Henry Handel Richardson Supper over, Mrs. Bearnish announced in a loud voice that the verandah was at the disposal of the “turtle-doves. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Corsus chuckled, saying to himself but loud enough for all to hear, “Goblins, quotha? They were small game had they been all. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Olaf Stapledon I also emitted a loud coruscation of musical gesture, which I at once knew to be significant speech. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

What passed within I know not; but I heard the voices of the two speakers raised in loud and angry altercation. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Guy de Maupassant But suddenly, he heard a cry, a loud cry for help coming from the house. Benoist (La Martine) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He turned around and, launching a full-featured, dime-novel sneer, made a loud remark about the right of the lower animals to ride with human beings. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

G. K. Chesterton Breakfast here next Sunday.” But the late loud scenes had whipped up the almost naked nerves of the Secretary. He was one of those men who are conscientious even in crime. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Sir Walter Scott Shake your black tresses, maidens of Valhalla! And strike your loud timbrels for joy! Many a haughty step bends to your halls, Many a helmed head. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

D.H. Lawrence So I went back to the inn of The Golden Stag, and, climbing some steps, I made a loud noise. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Marie Corelli The horrible fixity of his aspect at that moment, so terrified Varillo that he gave a loud cry, and almost before he knew he had uttered it, another monk entered the cell. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Thomas Hardy The voice of his distress was sufficiently loud to be audible to any one who might have been there to hear it; and one there was. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Nellie Bly Last came little dried pieces of stuff that we heard before we saw, its odor was so loud and unmistakable. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Wilkie Collins There was whispering; there was giggling; there was, every now and then, a loud thump on the door. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

It was something of horror in her countenance as she did so, that, no doubt, terrified Lady Mardykes, who with a loud and long scream sank in a swoon upon the floor. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Edgar Allan Poe Now there were boary and time-honored forests, and craggy precipices, and waterfalls tumbling with a loud noise into abysses without a bottom. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Anthony Trollope Then he could become loud enough, or perhaps it might be said, eloquent. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens He was occupied in this diversion when a coach stopped near the door, and presently afterwards there was a loud double-knock. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Eliot The glimpse of a tall black figure sending a shadow over him brought his bewildered fear to a climax, and a loud crying sob sent the big tears rolling. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

George Eliot Suddenly he felt himself vibrating to loud tones, which seemed like the thundering echo of his own passion. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Taking off his hat with an air, he wished the Squire a loud good-morning, as if the town belonged to him, and we were only subjects in it. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

John Keats Each arched porch and entry low Was fill’d with patient folk and slow, With whispers hush, and shuffling feet, While play’d the organ loud and sweet. Poems by John Keats

F. Scott Fitzgerald There was a great chatter in the kitchen — Hubert’s voice, loud and boastful, and Mrs. Blair’s, frightened, and the two Swedish domestics contributing bursts of hilarious laughter. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

His apprehensions are verified, for, with a loud snap, a long strip of panel breaks, and light is admitted. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Kate Chopin She approached Fanny’s door and knocked twice: not brusquely, but sufficiently loud to be heard from within, by any one who was awake. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Elizabeth Von Arnim As it is a three-hours’ drive, the Man of Wrath is loud in his lamentations when the special sort of weather comes which means, as experience has taught him, this particular excursion. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

The loud voices and the rough movements of Lantier, who upset the chairs, had awakened the children. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Florence Dixie She knew their meaning well, and shipping the oars with a loud cry, she seized the precious bag that was lying at her feet. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

She led him through the flocking people, with the loud clanging bells and the hot sunshine above them. Signa by Ouida

But loud as the summons was it brought no answer. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope He had done so even out loud to his son. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Stephen lay with his head half covered with the bed-clothes, and his loud snoring resounded through the chamber. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He left last himself, backing through the door, while the grunts rose to a loud murmur and hands were extended after him as after a malefactor. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

A loud cannonading has been kept up since ten o’clock, which keeps us all idle, looking out for the smoke, and counting the number of discharges. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Algernon Blackwood In a loud voice, cheerfully, he suggested that it was time for bed. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Jules Verne Suddenly Robert gave a loud cry, and exclaimed he could see two men running about and gesticulating, and a third was waving a flag. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Oscar Wilde He is so loud that one cannot bear what he says. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

E. T. A. Hoffmann With a loud shout I reached the spot in two or three bounds, when, not the officer, but Cardillac, fell on the floor groaning. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Bram Stoker There is the creaking of a chain, and the loud tinkle as the check of the capstan falls into the ratchet. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. G. Wells The shadows lay black behind the dynamos, the ball governors of the engines whirled from light to darkness, and their pistons beat loud and steady. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Benjamin Disraeli But this inconvenience was soon removed by Mr. Beckendorff rising and giving three loud knocks on the door opposite to the one by which they had entered. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Edgar Allan Poe And now a new anxiety seized me — the sound would be heard by a neighbour! The old man’s hour had come! With a loud yell, I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [1843]

FOR certain minutes at the least That crafty demon and that loud beast That plague me day and night Ran out of my sight; Though I had long perned in the gyre, Between my hatred and desire. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

E. T. A. Hoffmann De Scudéri gave her the open casket; and the Marchioness, on seeing the costly jewellery, could not help uttering a loud cry of admiration. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Charles Dickens The telegraph was answered, and in half an hour or less, there came a loud shout from the guard-house. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Gertrude Stein She managed to find something to cover me and then there was a loud boom, then several more. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Arthur Conan Doyle You there, Red Cloud?” Three loud thuds, like a hammer on wood, sounded from the darkness. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

A horn was blown full loud just once, that all might know that one might find the noble prince in camp. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Andrew Lang And he laughed out loud with joy, and said to himself, ‘This is MY luck, mine, Sit-in-the-kitchen! Farewell, date tree, I am going to lie down. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson It nested in his head, like a woodpecker, and gave notice of its presence there by a series of loud taps at frequent intervals. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Anthony Trollope At last a loud whoop was heard just in front of the hall door. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

And it was not Hilda Bouverie this time; it was a pianiste in violent magenta and elaborate lace, whose performance also was loud and embroidered. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu On foot, near the weighing stand, is a tall, powerful, and clumsy fellow, got up gaudily — a fellow with a lowering red face, in loud good-humour, very ill-looking. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

The man was garotted, and Clement lost sight of the crowd, and prayed loud and earnestly while that dark spirit was passing from earth. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Sinclair Lewis Frosted shingles smoked against a sky colored like flax-blossoms, sleigh-bells clinked, shouts of greeting were loud in the thin bright air, and everywhere was a rhythmic sound of wood-sawing. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Margaret Oliphant John explained himself in a loud voice, but with an evident secret sense of shame. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Andrew Lang As they were looking about to find where the largest berries grew they heard the tramp of horses approaching, so loud that you would have thought a whole army was riding by. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

So intense were the feelings I saw aroused in him that I expected to see him rush into the open air with loud cries for help. The Hermit of ——— Street by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope Lord Giblet himself is loud against his father, asking everybody whether it was to be expected that in such a matter as that he shouldn’t follow his own inclination. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope With that exception I heard no loud complaint of personal suffering. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry James I went to see Pickering the next day, at his inn, and on knocking, as directed, at his door, was surprised to hear the sound of a loud voice within. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Henry Handel Richardson Then, compelled by something that was stronger than herself, Mrs. Cayhill laid her book on her knee, gave a loud sigh, and glanced at Johanna’s grave face. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

F. Scott Fitzgerald Two young Jewish men passed him, talking in loud voices and craning their necks here and there in fatuous supercilious glances. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Nikolai Gogol Beyond, the buzz of conversation was audible, and became clear and loud when the servant came out with a trayful of empty glasses, cream-jugs, and sugar-bowls. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Anthony Trollope His hair doubtless stood on end, and his voice refused to give the loud screech with which he sought to invoke the club. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence But in the morning he was wakened by a loud crowing, and his cock’s voice ringing in his ears. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence