Phrases with "noise"

Arnold Bennett Sophia got the smallest tea-pot, and, as the tea-leaves had been left in it, she washed out the teapot also, with exaggerated noise and meticulousness. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Hope An assault with explosives or a long battering with picks alone could displace it, and the noise involved in either of these operations put them out of the question. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Willa Cather The gasoline motor-truck came along, making more noise than usual, maybe. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Andrew Lang He would ask for a conversation, but heard only “two or three feeble squeaks, a little louder than the chirping of a bird, but not like the noise of rats, which I have often heard”. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Away from the noise of London at Eastbourne by the sea, he spent many happy hours with old-time friends and in his garden, which was a great joy to him. The Life of Huxley by Ada L. F. Snell [1909]

Steele Rudd But at last we heard a noise from the young lady’s room. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

What would have happened if he had made a noise about his discovery? But he didn’t. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Baldwin Spencer Meanwhile sticks are struck together and the bamboo trumpets sound, making a noise which sounds like a constant repetition of biddle-an-bum, biddle-an-bum. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Henry Handel Richardson The one link he had with his fellows — if link it could be termed — was his earnest wish to avoid giving offence: never would it have occurred to him to noise his heterodoxy abroad. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Astonished, she looked to see whence it proceeded, and the noise began again. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

No noise or fuss! My man is very good at it. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Walter Scott No noise could penetrate into the iron silence of his prison — no rumour, either touching his own fate or that of his friends. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Marjorie Bowen The noise of the prisoners’ arrival was spreading, still there was no sign of Count Conrad, and again the treacherous Carrara smiled. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

The noise of the explosion was heard at the city of Guatemala, four hundred miles to the westward, and at Jamaica, eight hundred miles to the north-east. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

H. G. Wells Came dawn, with a noise of birds and afterwards a little sleep, and then day, and heavy eyes opened again, and the sound of frying and the smell of coffee recalled our actors to the stage. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

We lay as still as mice, in terror lest the man should have heard the noise and have come to look for the cause. Prester John by John Buchan

It seems to me that I made more noise than music, for the organ is very old, perhaps as old as the convent, which dates three centuries back. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Suddenly we heard, at a little distance to our right and partly in front, a noise as of some animal thrashing about in the bushes, which we could see were violently agitated. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Dark objects, carried swiftly on the breast of the current, struck with a grinding tearing noise against the stone piers, spun around for an instant, and hurried away into the darkness. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Edith Wharton She had a way of deepening it by her presence: noise and hurry died on her threshold. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Gertrude Stein The noise which comes has not any decisive obligation and yet the whole date is just the same. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

As we reached it our ears were assailed by a noise resembling distant thunder. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

William Hope Hodgson It was a noise of something rubbing and fumbling against the back door. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Conan Doyle The noise ceased, and again there was a long silence. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Nothing, however, appeared, except that the valet mentioned the noise and the exclamations which he had indistinctly heard. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Handel Richardson The noise he made sounded idiotic, sounded mad, in the quiet street; but he was unable to contain himself. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

The noise of my approaching footsteps cut short the howling of the dog and I could hear her shuffling down the passage to meet me. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Pu Songling Hours passed by; the sonorous noise of the gong struck by the watchman announced successively the hours, first of the Pig, then of the Rat. He grew drowsy. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Caroline Lamb Suddenly upon the air he heard a fluttering, like the noise of wings, which fanned him while he slept. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Arnold Bennett He came in red-cheeked, red-handed, rough, defiant, shy, proud, and making a low intermittent “Oo-oo” noise with protruding lips to indicate the sharpness of the frost outside. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Larose had all his wits about him, and darting to the door, crouched down and peering in all directions, fully expecting that the noise of his automatic would be bringing someone at once to the spot. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

John Ruskin Yet he obeyed his friend the dwarf and descended the other side of the mountains towards the Treasure Valley; and as he went he thought he heard the noise of water working its way under the ground. The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin [1841]

The noise the superintendent made aroused her; she ran to take from under the door the letter he had thrust there, and which simply said, “Come, marquise; we are waiting supper for you. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The mainsail was blowing and slatting with a noise like thunder, when the captain came on deck and ordered it to be furled. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

In the stillness of the night they had distinctly heard the loud cries of the duke’s ruffians, and the noise of the fierce combat, and feared that their poor friends were being murdered. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Henry Kingsley A little way down a dark alley was an archway, and beyond there were lights, and a noise of a great many people shouting, and talking, and screaming. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Thomas Hardy Descending this stair he duly arrived at the other side of the house, facing the quarter whence the wind blew, and here he was surprised to catch the noise of rain beating against the windows. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Bennett was working his whip like a flail, and from the resounding noise of the whacks I could hear, his blows were evidently in deadly and desperate earnest. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

E. F. Benson Listening, you could divide the noise up into its component parts. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Anthony Trollope He anxiously watched the first break of day, and listened intently, but for a long time in vain, for the noise of coming feet. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett If you hear the slightest noise in the room blow your cab-whistle; I will arrange to answer the signal. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

The noise would guide, the spark give light. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Jules Verne Where would they be now? What would they be doing? How could they stay so long away from the mine without feeling homesick? Just then a terrific roaring noise was heard. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

D. H. Lawrence Bertha took the old man’s hand and looked at it, making a quick tut-tutting noise of impatience. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

William Hope Hodgson Then came the noise of running feet, and the rest of the watch, and the Second Mate, were with us almost at the same moment. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Oscar Wilde It would be quite impossible to sleep, with such a noise going on outside the bedrooms. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Ann Radcliffe The noise approached, and at length stopped at the tomb. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

George Meredith It must be the same: there can’t be a couple of dark beauties in Paris without a noise about them. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

For a minute there was no sound, then as if in answer there came to them the noise of that remote thunder. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

The evil little shells whizzed over, zwing-crash! zwing-crash!, making a doubly diabolical noise when they landed on the asphalt road. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

It was the noise and crowd I was thinking of. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

Andrew Lang I was awakened later by a noise and movement in the room. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton And whether in seat or saddle, Whether with frown or smile, Whether at feast or fight was he, He heard the noise of a nameless sea On an undiscovered isle. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

I’d just turned on some more hot water and was thinking about women and cigars when there was a noise like a herd of buffaloes coming down the two steps that lead to the bathroom. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Andrew Lang The noise he made brought his guards to his aid, and as soon as he revived they asked him what was the matter. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Abbe had raised his voice, and Rosalie, standing at the door of the dining-room, was biting her handkerchief to check the noise of her grief. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

The sentinels who guarded that point were overcome; but the noise of the struggle attracted the attention of the vigilant priests, who in the silence of the night were keeping watch in the temple. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Algernon Blackwood He pushed by me before I could say a word — making no noise not what I could hear. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Silent they fared, for the way was steep and in such a wind and such a noise of torrents a man must shout lustily if he would be heard. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Arthur Schopenhauer On the other hand, noise is a torture to intellectual people. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

There came a noise of jolting and jingling from the road below. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Gaston Leroux Happily, he heard the noise of a primitive conveyance behind him. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Down we go, the old guy making a noise like a ton of brick; but nobody wakes up. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman It looked as if the mother had locked her into the house when she went away, and told her not to make any noise for fear the neighbours would hear her and find out that she herself had gone. The Lost Ghost by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Anthony Trollope But there was a noise of waters as the little streams washed hither and thither to their destined courses and still the horses splashed, and still there was the feeling of an incipient deluge. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

And there was a great dreadful noise of music. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle A key turned in a lock, and as he passed in there was a curious scuffling noise from within. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Willa Cather But as it happened, a light engine, which made no noise at all, was coming, — ordered out to help with the freight that was piling up at the other end of the division. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

George Meredith Now and then, the trees stirred and talked, or a noise was heard from the pastures. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

That they should abstain from noise was the mutual impulse of them both. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Marjorie Bowen Plenty of them, little Elsie. You wouldn’t think now, would you, there used to be such a noise here that I often didn’t know what to do. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

D. H. Lawrence Then broke a terrific thunderstorm, and hail lashed down with a noise like insanity. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Pu Songling Seated at the foot of a big tree, they were laughing, when a noise came from the forest. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

James Joyce From the theatre opposite came the muffled noise of the audience and sudden brazen clashes of the soldiers’ band. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

John Ruskin The noise of the fray alarmed the neighbors, who, finding they could not pacify the combatants, sent for the constable. The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin [1841]

Henry Handel Richardson And now people were scurrying about, and there came Aunt Lizzie running in her dressing-gown, and she was naughty and cried, making the noise he had been told not to. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells They disengage clouds of pale blue smoke, and start up with a noise like a machine-gun battle. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

If you had lost yourself, you could not have made more noise over it. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

E. F. Benson But after a while these disturbances ceased, and it was out of a deep sleep that he awoke with the sense that some noise had awakened him. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

A pandemonium of noise began to descend all at once upon the place. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Edgar Allan Poe Oh God! what could I do? I foamed — I raved — I swore! I swung the chair upon which I had been sitting, and grated it upon the boards, but the noise arose over all and continually increased. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [1843]

Andrew Lang Conceive her horror! Silence then reigned, till all was sudden noise and confusion; the Marquis flying in terror from his room, and insisting on instant departure. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells It became evident the clerk had broken a window, and then it seemed he had leapt a vast distance sideways, and there came the noise of a window-frame sliding in its sash. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Tobias Smolle For coming home late one night from the house of a patient, I heard a noise in the street, and as I approached. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Thomas Hardy It was repeated, and there was the noise of a heavy fall. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Wilkie Collins I kept on at the top of my speed, and the noise soon died away. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

They won’t let me go my own road, and they’re marching at my elbows for two days and two nights, cursing and kicking and making a noise every step of the way. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

It was the noise of guns firing. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Thomas Carlyle What else? Will Nature change, or sulphuric acid become sweet milk, for the noise of vociferous blockheads? Surely not. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Marjorie Bowen When as the hot night sank into the first coppery glow of day she heard a noise outside, she sprang to her door, filled by she knew not what apprehension. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Robert Louis Stevenson Ay, sure enough, there was a battle there in the old times; and, sure enough, there is a world out yonder where men strive together with a noise of oaths and weeping and clamorous dispute. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Crowded dwellings, narrow streets, noise and dirt — that’s how the place struck me. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

H. G. Wells He came back again with the boiled mutton, and I was so excited by the appetising smell of it that I forgot the noise of the beast that had troubled me. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

The noise and tumult were so great that conversation was impossible, and Essex asked the stately but agitated envoys to come up with him into his library. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was but of brief continuance, however, for a noise of shouting, which had long been remotely audible, drew so much nearer that Robin inquired its cause. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

George Meredith Shortly before noon a noise of wheels drew him to the window. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Rudyard Kipling She says she remembers hearing noise of accident in engine-room returning from India eighty-five. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Walter Scott The noise of this hubbub on the outside, soon excited wild alarm and tumult within. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Andrew Lang The steps stopped at the door, then the noise was repeated. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Speechless, with no expression in her face, with no noise following her footfall, she came closer and closer — stopped — and slowly raised the knife. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Andrew Lang At every little noise — the falling of a leaf, the rustle of an animal in the bushes, the cry of a night-bird — he sprang up and cocked his pistol in the direction of the sound. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Like a child, too, he loves noise and movement for the mere sake of noise and movement, and looks upon swings and fireworks as the height of human felicity. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

She had never heard the noise of a great barrage before. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

What a noise about a Musketeer! I would arrest ten of them, VENTREBLEU, a hundred, even, all the company, and I would not allow a whisper. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Then came an interruption more sudden and terrible than the storm, in whose tumult any warning noise there may have been was drowned. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

From the street came the noise of the Salvation Army band and the voices of the people. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

She was interrupted by a noise at the door. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Guy de Maupassant Mdme. Caravan immediately turned up the wick, a prolonged gurgling noise ensued, and the light went out. A Family Affair (En Famille) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

He had not remained in this position many minutes, when the noise of some approaching vehicle struck his ear. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

George Meredith She had a voice that clove the noise of the wheels, and she had a desire to talk—that was evident. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

This cessation of all sound, voices or footsteps, around the buildings was not welcome; but looking at the cloud, she thought that there would be noise enough presently. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle At this sign of coming aid the clerk held on the tighter, and at last was able to pin his man down and glanced behind him to see where all the noise was coming from. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

It is apparently sometimes used to excite terror, as in the case of the hissing noise made by some nestling-birds. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

The bustle and noise of this quarter are considerable, and the vociferation mingles with the ringing of bells and the rapid beating of drums and tom-toms — an intensely heathenish sound. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

The noise instantly subsided; the interest of the assembled multitude was excited; and the business of the day began in earnest. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Rudyard Kipling The noise of the decks worried him, and he lay down, his tongue only a little pressed against his palate. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

H. G. Wells The noise receded up the stream and faded away. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Another twelvemonth rolled into eternity, when one evening the lady heard a noise in the back yard, and going out she saw her husband labouring at the windlass of the well with unwonted industry. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Sir Walter Scott Now and then a large wave reached even the barrier or bulwark which defended the foundation of the house, and was flung up on it with greater force and noise than those which only broke upon the sand. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Arthur Machen There was a noise of a great shout; the choir sang in the tongue of his boyhood that he had forgotten: SANT . Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Elizabeth Gaskell I heard the noise of the watercourses down the hill-side. The Heart of John Middleton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Jules Verne And now the noise outside became loud enough to attract the prisoner’s attention. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

The danger and noise make it appear like a permanent earthquake. Memories and Studies by William James

If I hear any noise coming from this room, there’ll be trouble for somebody. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

And then suddenly there was a noise in the house, and from it Haraldsen emerged, shouting like a lunatic. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Arthur Morrison From within came a noise of knocks and thuds and curses — sometimes a gurgle. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

The Burmans seemed to have no plan beyond flinging stones, yelling and hammering at the walls, but the mere volume of noise was unnerving. Burmese Days by George Orwell

The Sker ran by in a line among rowand trees, and the noise of its waters was ever about the place. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

M. R. James All at once he got up, made some odd sort of noise in his throat, and rushed out by a door that was just by his desk. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Arthur Morrison An odd croaking noise broke in jerks from Pigeony Poll as she crept from the room, with her face bowed in the bend of her arm, like a weeping schoolboy. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Little by little people began to creep up and down the sidewalks, and the noise of wooden shutters announced another day of toil begun. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

George Meredith The noise of the city had become familiar and akin to the image of her boy. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

A thing that could make so sweet a noise must be worth double what he thought. Signa by Ouida

Robert Louis Stevenson These presently drained into a burn that made off, with little noise and no celerity of pace, about the corner of the hill. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne The noise was enough to terrify even the boldest of wild beasts. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Then I saw no more; but I heard the noise of breaking furniture. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

This noise produced its effect. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

William Hope Hodgson The noise it made, plunging down into the Pit, was deafening. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Henry James He immediately recognised that what had roused him was the fact that, noise lessly and for a few seconds, her eyes had rested on his face. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

A harsh, grating sound, like the noise of wheels passing over gravel. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Henry Handel Richardson Then, at a noise in the corridor, he swung hastily from the room, and was just in time to avoid the master, against whom he brushed up in going out of the door. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing In a moment the noise increased considerably. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Andrew Lang Whereupon a noise like thunder shook it from top to bottom, fire broke out, and in a few minutes a little heap of ashes lay in the place where it had stood. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

With more caution, and less noise than upon the night before, I opened the door and stepped out into the thick brushwood. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

George Meredith Don’t make a noise about it. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Andrew Lang Oh! what a noise and a whirr rose afresh among the serpents. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The noise of the unseen tempest was terrifying, but Maskull played heroically on, trying to urge out ideas which would take shape. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Andrew Lang One day, when the king was lying on his bed racked with pain, he heard the noise of a scuffle going on in his antechamber, and rang a golden bell that stood by his side to summon one of his servants. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton From behind the overhanging rock came a noise and rush like that of a railway train; and a great motor car appeared. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

No! I was in a condition of complete terror, and I’ll own it! Suddenly, with a noise that echoed down the empty corridor and braced us to action like a trumpet call, the telephone bell rang out. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Arnold Bennett The tide ran up absolutely white in wide chords of a circle, and then, to the raw noise of disturbed shingle, the chord vanished; and in a moment was recreated. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. G. Wells He thought of the world before the Great War and it seemed a Golden Age. In those happy days a man lived his own life, and politics were no more than a noise off-stage. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Many a trumpet rang out passing loud, and the noise of drums and flutes did grow so great that the broad town of Worms reechoed with the sound. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

John Locke Without this, men fill one another’s heads with noise and sounds; but convey not thereby their thoughts, and lay not before one another their ideas, which is the end of discourse and language. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Walter Scott Some noise and bustle was heard, but no one entered the library for the best part of an hour. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Above them shone the stars and around them a noise like thunder. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

The noise from the saucepans drowned the voices. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

It was followed by silence — as if the person who had caused the noise was waiting to learn if it had been overheard. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

On going to take possession of it, he and all his people were struck dead by a noise from heaven, and the paradise disappeared. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

I knew that so long as I could hear the rattle I was safe, for these snakes never make a noise when they are in motion. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

The noise of his movements startled Clarissa; she looked across at him, and their eyes met. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Over my head the gas stars burned quietly, and all about me I heard the restrained breathing of comrades, like a noise of fluttering moths. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

D. H. Lawrence She could see only the nothingness of the fog; not even the glare of the fair was evident, though the noise clamoured small in the distance. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford His problem really was: could he stand the —— noise that would probably accompany their return? He had to get really into his head that this was an open space to all intents and purposes. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

William Makepeace Thackeray There was such a noise and chatter you could not hear the singing of the Miss Gashleighs, which was no great loss. A Little Dinner at Timmins’s by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

W. W. Jacobs He set the lamp down on the drawers, and turned to close the door, when he distinctly heard a noise in the shop below. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

Byron. “HELEN?” “Yes, Imogene.” “What noise is that? The people seem to be shouting down the street. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

James Hogg Therefore the Duke of Argyle and his friends made such use of him as sportsmen often do of terriers, to start the game, and make a great yelping noise to let them know whither the chase is proceeding. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Andrew Lang She began to cry, and made such a noise that all the neighbours heard her and put their heads out of the windows, to see what was the matter. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang The Princess, sitting in the hall of four-and-twenty windows, sent a slave to find out what the noise was about, who came back laughing, so that the Princess scolded her. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Something seemed to snap in his head, and that wish, that idea kept back during all those hours, darted into his brain with the heat and noise of a conflagration. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

At the same moment was heard the noise of a window which opened on the ground floor. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

It was the time of the Carnival. It was in one of those half-frantic scenes of noise and revel, call it not gayety, which establish a heathen saturnalia in the midst of a Christian festival. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

In my agony I must have shrieked aloud, for the noise I made woke me up. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Jules Verne His comrades and himself first thought that this hissing was caused by the letting off of steam; but lifting their heads, they found that the noise was produced in the highest regions of the air. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

H. Rider Haggard There was no mistaking their origin; only a lion could make such a noise as that. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Mark Twain For some time there was no noise but the grating sound of the spades discharging their freight of mould and gravel. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Three nights afterwards he heard the noise himself; and it appeared to him to be that of “a great knocking at his doors, and on the outside of his walls. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle Half unconscious, and pressed down by some heavy weight, I heard the noise of shouts and blows above me, and then I fainted away. A Night Among the Nihilists by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling And when both lines, or all lines, stamp their feet at once the noise is twice as impressive. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

D. H. Lawrence He loved to feel himself between the noise of it and the silence of the sandy shore. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Baldwin Spencer Ungara heard a noise in the grass very much like that made by a kangaroo, but, though he looked round, he could see nothing. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Rudyard Kipling When shakin’ their bustles like ladies so fine, The guns o’ the enemy wheel into line, Shoot low at the limbers an’ don’t mind the shine,   For noise never startles the soldier. Barrack-Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell The noise was probably occasioned by some change of posture in the watcher inside, for it was once more dead-still. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

William Hope Hodgson My attention was distracted by a noise in the direction of the back door. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

His father then tells him that the noise he has heard was made by that kalligooroo, and not by Nalja, but he must never tell the women and children, or he will die. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Robert Louis Stevenson A noise like that of a wet finger on the window-pane interrupted Mr. Huddlestone’s tale; and in an instant we were all four as white as paper, and sat tongue-tied and motionless round the table. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

He made a noise as though he were trying to climb the walls, and I heard him distinctly invoke the names of several saints. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Robert Louis Stevenson He was once again awakened by the dead miller’s call, thinner and more spectral than before; and once again he heard the noise of an equipage upon the road. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Isabella Bird The noise is tremendous, and there will be more yet, for the river is not nearly at its lowest point. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

There ensued a noise as of the fleet foot of a horse, and then a crash, a man’s shout, and a child’s cry. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

The noise seemed deadened and only an echo of itself. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Gaston Leroux At that time there was no noise of tick-tack?” “No, no. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Thomas Hardy Passing Winterborne’s house, they heard a noise of hammering. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Margaret Oliphant They were full of noise and commotion, and yet, as a matter of fact, they were dullish as they dropped one after another. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

The noise of his labored breathing frightened him, and he tried to still it, but his bursting lungs would not be denied. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

A. E. W. Mason The noise he made was more like the squeaking of a pencil on a slate; it set one’s teeth on edge; the violin itself seemed to squeal with pain. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

My sandals made no noise upon the stones, and as I came up on the dark side of the lane neither of the trio noticed my presence until I was close upon them. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Isabella Bird Then the animals were groomed with box curry-combs, with “clatters” like the noise of a bird-scarer inside them. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

H.P. Lovecraft Had there been a noise I had not heard? Presently the two people (simple villagers, apparently) farthest in the lead saw me – and stood paralyzed. The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]