Phrases with "voice"

Wilkie Collins Every body tells me I have a voice — if I had only cultivated it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Andrew Lang Then he heard a woman’s voice say, ‘My son, go you and lift your father’s arm up on the bench, but don’t do it so rough!y as your brother did. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Her voice was sweet, with a quality that stirred unwonted feelings; but it was not that alone. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Gertrude Stein This which is not why there is a voice is the remains of an offering. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

The voice of the bull-roarer soothed him while the severer ordeals of his initiation were gone through. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Thomas Hardy Mr. Swancourt’s voice was heard calling out their names from a distant corridor in the body of the building. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

D. H. Lawrence On the threshold we heard a chattering of girls, and immediately Alice’s voice greeted us: “Hello, Sybil, love! Hello, Lettie! Come on, here’s a gathering of the goddesses. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

His eyes were like live charcoal, and his voice like a high wind. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Rudyard Kipling Call to the bowman to make ready — The voice stopped suddenly, and Trejago walked out of Amir Nath’s Gully, wondering who in the world could have capped “The Love Song of Har Dyal” so neatly. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

It must have been his voice that reminded me of someone else, but I can’t remember who the deuce it was now. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Anthony Hope And another answered: “Shall we kill him?” I strained to hear the answer, and could have sobbed with relief when Detchard’s voice came grating and cold: “Wait a bit. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Wilkie Collins It was your voice I knew you by, my child — your voice that your poor Uncle Max always said would have made your fortune if you would only have learned to sing. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Elizabeth Gaskell His voice was low — was lower; but as clear as a bell in its distinctness; as wise in its directions as collected thought could make it. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Rudyard Kipling Her voice broke as she stooped to the dog at her knees. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

I was looking for my wife; and until I heard a cry and recognised her voice I thought she must be dead. Mr. Aristocrat by Guy Boothby

Then all at once he lowered his voice mysteriously and asked me if everything were all right at the bank. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Anthony Trollope Then Crinkett with his sharp eyes saw another boat pushed off from the shore, and heard a voice declare that the Julius Vogel had received a signal not to start. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Again there was a dead silence, and again the same voice called upon him to deliver himself up. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Wilkie Collins The voice that was praying for me faltered and sank low — then rose on a sudden, and called affrightedly, called despairingly to me to come away. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He heard the piano faintly, and, he thought, Alice’s voice also; and certainly he saw Vivian Darnley in the drawing-room window, as his cab turned away from the door. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell To her surprise, she heard her uncle’s voice saying feebly — ‘Carry me up, and lay me by her. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

George Meredith A deep fire of emotion was evidently agitating him, for the letter rustled in his hand, and his voice was uneven. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

He took the faded little woman’s hands in his, and spoke in the old voice he used on the trail and around campfires. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Leon Trotsky His manner and voice left me in no doubt that he was lying. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Gissing His voice sank into a murmur, his heart leapt, a thrill went through his veins. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Bram Stoker Somewhere high overhead, probably on the tower, I heard the voice of the Count calling in his harsh, metallic whisper. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Gissing Here and there a voice could be heard raised in anger, but the prevailing emotion seemed to be mere curiosity. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope But Phineas Finn had not even as yet heard the sound of his own voice in that room. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis His voice rose, and in it was all the tragedy of night watches and black draughts and hopeless retreats. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

George Gissing Before he had reached the door, Constance’s voice arrested him. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle The boy had some slight difficulty in undoing the heavy iron gates, and we heard the hoarse roar of the doctor’s voice and saw the fury with which he shook his clinched fists at him. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Willa Cather Whom do you consider the best teacher for voice in Chicago?” Mr. Thomas frowned and pulled his heavy mustache. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

The voice declared itself “a white man — a poor, ruined, old man who had been living here for years. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson The sound of a voice now became audible; and the trespassers paused to listen. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

Algernon Blackwood He heard that little silvery voice of death and laughter at his back. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Her voice dropped out, or jerked itself out, and in the crises of strong emotion it was the voice of a scolding or a hysterical woman. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

He asked to do so; and chose the twenty-first of Revelation. His voice was low, but quite distinct and clear. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

Surely no wind ever had a voice so wildly mournful. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle Easy, or we shall he over him! Two more strokes and be ready to seize him! Keep up, friend! There’s help at hand!’ ‘Take help to those who need help’ said a voice out of the sea. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Willems’ voice filled the enclosure, rising louder with every word, and then, suddenly, at its very loudest, stopped short — like water stops running from an over-turned vessel. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

George Gissing His voice would have been better if a little more subdued; he seated himself with perhaps rather more of ease than of grace; but on the whole Society would have let him pass muster as a well-bred man. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

W. W. Jacobs He was still listening in a state of maddening perplexity when he heard the cook’s voice again. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

With eyes blazing with excitement and a voice heavily escorted with exclamation marks she made a dramatic announcement. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Wilkie Collins Not a voice was heard — not a soul moved, till those three words, “Laura, Lady Glyde,” had vanished from sight. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Mark Twain He didn’t know what to make of my voice coming out of the tree at first. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells He recognised the voice as that of the Invisible Man, and the note was that of a man suddenly infuriated by a painful blow. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Oh! what a comforting sensation it was to hear a suave respectful voice enquire: “Am I speaking to Mrs. Birtley Raydon?” “No, but you can give me a message. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Her voice had acquired a perpetual wail, and the corners of what had once been a pretty mouth drooped in an eternal peevishness. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Presently I heard Ted’s voice in the distance shouting a last message to the departing Rodwell, and I went back to the octagonal room. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

When I say that you have recognized his voice also, they will be less likely to mock at me as a lunatic. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

His voice was stentorian: his hand stretched out in debate, seemed by its gigantic and muscular form, to warn his hearers that words were not his only weapons. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

F. Scott Fitzgerald In a minute her voice floated up to him. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells The voice of the gearbox is heard in the land and the young gentlemen volunteers don’t bother much about collecting fares. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

I heard the voice of Gaspar Ruiz shouting inside, but the words I could not make out plainly. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Sinclair Lewis Pat Saxinar’s voice was precise and frigid. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

I thought he must be deaf, and so I raised my voice loudly this time and told him again I had no watch. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle But, oh, Bertha, look! look!! look!!!” Her voice had fallen suddenly to a quivering whisper and she was pointing to the Westmacotts’ house. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Theodore Dreiser He was, by a combination of feelings and entanglements, almost deluded by that quality of voice and manner which, like a pathetic strain of music, seems ever a personal and intimate thing. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

John Galsworthy A voice roused him from that strange coma. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

The voice was not raised, but behind it was that old fanatical undoubting spirit, and it had for Francis its ancient power. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope Hampstead will be a Marquis some of these days, which is next to a Duke.” “And do you know him,—yourself?” asked Tribbledale with a voice of awe. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins The voice came nearer, and rose and rose more passionately still. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Kitty’s voice was clear and sweet as a lark’s, and her execution something wonderful, so Mr Wopples christened her the Australian Nightingale, and caused her to be so advertised in the papers. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Sometimes he dropped a hint of those days when he lived in the clouds and invented a new kind of battle, and his voice always grew hoarse. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

He lowered his voice to a whisper. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Henry James Then lowering his voice a little, he mentioned what it was: a lecture in the Music Hall, at fifty cents a ticket, without her father, right there on her own basis. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope Why wasn’t I told all that before?” “Woman!” shouted Mr Tappitt. “Yes; woman indeed! I suppose I am a woman, and therefore I’m to have no voice in anything. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Then as the boat got away from the steps he raised his voice on the edge of the quay with comical animosity: “I would! If only to spite that figurehead-procuring bloodsucker. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Anthony Trollope Each person’s voice makes another person emulous, and the difficulty felt is not as to what one shall say, but how one shall get it in. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Wilkie Collins He had learnt to face his fellow-creatures in the act of oratory, and to hear the sound of his own voice in a silent assembly, without trembling from head to foot. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Rafael Sabatini One voice only was raised in his defence, and that voice was Rosamund’s. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Louisa May Alcott She tried to call Laurie, but her voice was gone. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

If you knew how I despised myself — and why!’ His voice rang out in the quiet graveyard. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

George Eliot She was fearful lest the strength of her feeling towards him should hinder her from waiting and listening faithfully for the ultimate guiding voice from within. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

It was the voice and intonation of Guy Pollard. Des. — Talk you of killing?’ Oth. — Ay, I do. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

F. Scott Fitzgerald We can stand so much, and then — bang!’ ‘If you’ll excuse me’— Roger made his voice as polite as possible —‘I’m going upstairs and finish this work. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

He tried to whistle, to shout, to laugh, but his voice seemed to come out of folds of cloth. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

George Gissing Crossing the street at Piccadilly Circus, he ran before a hansom, and from the hansom was waved a hand, a voice in the same moment calling out his name. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

His voice is big enough for two men, and that’s a fact. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

George Meredith She had heard the Major’s voice in the shop. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Henry James It’s behind,” said May Bartram. “Before —” but her voice dropped. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

And as if forgetting himself he raised his voice very much. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

And when he hitched his chair a little and dropped his voice to the low note of mystery, it flashed upon me that high professional reputation was not necessarily a guarantee of sound mind. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Henry Handel Richardson Did she enter his room, with a swish of the skirts, either forgetting to lower her voice or hissing in a melodramatic whisper, he was restless till she withdrew. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

It seemed to the author that he was listening to the authentic voice of fame. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Anthony Hope Where is Bauer?” “I hope he’s gone to hell with his loved master,” grunted Sapt, but he had the grace to lower his voice and shield his mouth with his hand, so that Rischenheim did not hear. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

George Meredith The voice of Diana recalled him to the present. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Edith Wharton His voice was trembling; he could hardly see her for the blur in his eyes. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

E. Nesbi Bobbie’s voice calls:— “Come in, Daddy; come in!” He goes in and the door is shut. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Theodore Dreiser The scene was one in “The Covenant,” in which the wife listened to the seductive voice of a lover in the absence of her husband. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

What woke him up and, at the same time, fixed his feet immovably to the spot, was a voice asking him what he was doing there in tones of thunder. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Kate Chopin You didn’t notice, did you, how she straightened up when I called ‘Lucilla’ to her? She knows by the tone of my voice what she’s got to do. At Fault by Kate Chopin

George Gissing She had walked but a few yards when Mr. Gammon’s voice sounded at her shoulder. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Algernon Blackwood He lowered his voice at once to reply, leaning forward a little over the fire, an indefinable change in his face that made me avoid his eyes and look down upon the ground. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

George Gissing Her voice had a touch of masculine quality, even as her shape and features, but it chained attention, and impressed as the utterance of a large and strong nature. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

That frank loud voice of his does not stir a fibre of my heart. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell No one comes to the house; nothing disturbs the deep repose; hardly a voice is heard; you catch the ticking of the clock in the kitchen, or the buzzing of a fly in the parlour, all over the house. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

It was the voice of a cavalier mounted on a magnificent black horse, who was charging at the head of the English regiment, of which, in his ardor, he was ten steps in advance. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Wilkie Collins The voice of Rachel Verinder. “Why have you come up here, Godfrey?” she asked. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Mary Webb Edward seized the moment, when there was a hush of surprise, to say grace, during which the invincible voice murmured: ‘I’ve not received tartlets. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She had heard no footsteps and she was sobbing still when a voice spoke at her side—the voice of some one standing near. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

The voice came from an oblong metal plaque like a dulled mirror which formed part of the surface of the right-hand wall. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

William Morris And forsooth the Lady’s voice was changed as she answered, though there was no outward heat in it; rather it was sharp and eager and cold at once. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Rudyard Kipling Ah! Listen! Who is that?’ It was the voice of Abdul Gafur in an agony of terror, crying out upon unknown things to spare him and his gray hairs. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Algernon Blackwood And then the voice of the woman rose in a resounding cry that filled the Wadi to its furthest precipices, before it died away again to silence. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

G. K. Chesterton Dr. Warner, however, spoke in a voice devoid of indecision. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson And as day added itself to day the very sound of his own voice grew strange to him, there being no need for him ever to unclose his lips. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing Sidney began to speak of Michael Snowdon, keeping his voice low, as if in fear of breaking those subtle harmonies wherewith the night descended. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

His voice was very low and solemn and he spoke with the reverence of a priest at the extreme moment of the elevation of the Host. “I feel movements in the air,” he droned. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

George Gissing After tea Thyrza was asked to sing, but she excused herself as having no voice today. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

As Ko S’la left the room there was a scraping of sandals outside, and a Burmese girl’s high-pitched voice said, ‘Is my master awake?’ ‘Come in,’ said Flory rather bad temperedly. Burmese Days by George Orwell

But old Wyat’s voice and figure reassured us. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton A voice in the background said that the doctor might be back at any minute — and that nothing, upstairs, was to be disturbed. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

She watched him ride away, and silenced the voice within her which always said as she saw him go, “You will never see him again; you have heard his voice for the last time. The Hand on the Latch by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

They heard the rebel leader cry, ‘To the back, lads!’ They heard a voice retort, ‘Come round, we will meet you!’ ‘To the counting-house!’ was the order again. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Julian Hawthorne At length he spoke in a faint, unaccented tone, like a voice heard far off. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

George Meredith Its voice was answered by a dull puling scream from women, and the men gaped. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Where was she, and what was she doing, after leaving those apartments?” “Let me answer those questions, Sir Reginald Eversleigh,” said a voice from the doorway. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Olaf Stapledon His voice went husky and his hand trembled. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was a big man, but his voice seemed to have grown very small indeed. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

George Meredith Instantly a voice was audible above the noisy wind: ‘I spot him. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Herman Melville While giving some directions about setting a lower stu’n’-sail, suddenly Captain Delano heard a voice faithfully repeating his orders. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

Wilkie Collins Her voice warned me that she was suffering. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Elizabeth Gaskell I put it on thee with mine own hands, as it is preordained, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice and be my wife. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

One did not realise what had happened to us, but the voice of Topham was suddenly drowned and lost, he and his minute, remote gesticulations. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

The woman’s voice sounded evenly. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Her voice had risen to a scream. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Lewis Carroll Shall she repeat it?’ ‘Her Red Majesty’s very kind to mention it,’ the White Queen murmured into Alice’s other ear, in a voice like the cooing of a pigeon. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Henry James Suddenly the same voice that had spoken before murmured another phrase in the darkness, and it rang upon his ear for the rest of the night. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

The voice was certainly not Brook’s, not in the least like Brook’s, neither was the face, so far as St. George saw of it: no idea of the kind struck him. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Arnold Bennett My word, it’s quite hot up here!” A resonant, very amiable voice came from beyond the door: “Is she there?” “Who?” demanded Sarah, grievous. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

The future was all bright and rosy for me, I was — but the voice of Mr. McLaren broke in upon my meditations, and I turned to find that they were all looking curiously at me. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Even to a proud spirit it is difficult to take No when the voice that says it is kind and sorrowful and all but loving. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

G. K. Chesterton Anyhow he swung round, staring also, and suddenly cried out in a voice that rang down the garden path. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Helene heard them, for she dropped these words from among the branches: “Oh, my heart is all right! Give a stronger push, Monsieur Rambaud!” And indeed her voice betrayed no emotion. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Henry James In the end her divine voice would crack, screaming to foreign ears and antipodal barbarians, and her clever manner would lose all quality, simplified to a few unmistakable knock-down dodges. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

By this time fashion had condemned the beard in every other country in Europe, and with a voice more potent than popes or emperors, had banished it from civilised society. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He heard my voice on the bridge speaking to the second mate, and called me in. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

H. Rider Haggard From such a woman one would naturally have expected a voice of a corresponding nature, namely, one of the soft and murmuring order. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

James Joyce A voice within the tower called loudly: — Are you up there, Mulligan? — I’m coming, Buck Mulligan answered. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Virginia Woolf The voice spoke plainly in the square quiet room with heavy tables, where one elderly man made notes on the margin of typewritten sheets, his silver-topped umbrella leaning against the bookcase. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

The voice was a little startled, which in the circumstances was right. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

He found in that new terror and anguish a voice goat was never heard to speak in before. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

D. H. Lawrence They heard a voice speaking and quieting him. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Margaret Oliphant His voice dominated every other sound, not loud, but clear. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

I was thus sitting one night — a memorable one to me — when I heard a sharp exclamation from below, in a voice I had long listened for. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

But it could hardly have been more than a few moments until Reed’s voice floated up to him from below. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope The litany in Barchester cathedral has long been the special task to which Mr. Harding’s skill and voice have been devoted. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan I won’t hurt you!” He waited, no voice was raised in the darkness. The Drunkard by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle But a voice so charged with entreaty and with yearning love, that it will ring for ever in my ears. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

The worst was that my voice gave out almost at once and it was only by violent straining that I could produce a sort of croak. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Frederick looked like a man thoroughly exhausted when the final echo of this hateful voice died away on the hillside. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

A voice seemed to be asking me in a whisper: “Where, oh, where?” Another cried out irresistibly, “I see it. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Andrew Lang As soon as the day broke the voice from the stove called out, ‘It seems to be daylight outside. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott Then instantly softening her tone she added, “My voice ought not to aggravate, but to soothe your quarrel. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Arnold Bennett Why?” “You did?” Her voice seemed to search for insincerity. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Victor Hugo The voice crying in the desert, vox clamantis in deserto, is discontented, and is prone to call for the aid of the authorities. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Wilkie Collins There’s nothing about him like a man, except his voice — a fine round voice. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

He’d just pounced on her about something, some mistake in the change evidently, and was going for her with a voice like a circular saw. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

George Eliot His voice was high and not strong, but Felix recognised the fluency and the method of a habitual preacher or lecturer. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

George Gissing And now I shall have earned his contempt’—— Her voice failed. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Kingsley Then came the morning with voice of ten thousand birds, and all the rich perfume of awaking nature. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

I know nothing about the matter,” Penn’s breath was short, and he tried to keep his voice from quavering. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

His voice was an exasperated roar and his criticism was a blend of outraged learning and sarcasm. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

And those are the things”— Rachel’s voice shook —“which you have always given me, and which I can’t do without. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Benjamin Disraeli I thought that a friend’s voice would do you good. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

To David, in whose ear was still the gloating voice of Peter Pennecuik, the place seemed to smell of death. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

H. Rider Haggard Then suddenly, like the notes of some deep-throated bird, her rounded voice rang out in song so wildly sweet, and yet with so eerie and sad a refrain, that it made the very blood stand still. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing It was like a voice lamenting to the dead of night. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her voice was raised scarcely above a whisper, her anger shone only from her eyes. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle As he entered his hall he heard the voice of Ida uplifted in a rollicking ditty, and a very strong smell of tobacco was borne to his nostrils. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

And again the voice that was Arglay’s or the Stone’s said within her: “Go on, child. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Virginia Woolf On one such secret journey he was hurrying to get within the royal sanctuary of St. James’s when a voice called on him to stop. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Bronislaw Malinowski So it is evident, that not only had the woman no voice as to her husband, but even the latter had scarcely a choice in the proper sense of the word. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

His mind and voice had precisely the fluid quality of some clear subtle liquid; one felt it could flow round anything and overcome nothing. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Gissing Do think about it, will you?” Her voice had an unusual quality; it was persuasive, and almost gentle. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

He told me he was a staff officer; and then talking in a voice such, I suppose, as the damned alone use, a croaking of rage and pain, he said he had a favour to beg of me. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

G. K. Chesterton At last the other figure stirred and sprang up, and the voice of Harry Fisher was heard for the first time in that horrible room. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

George Eliot He felt almost inclined to throttle the voice out of this woman. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He seems to think, and so do I, that I’ve a voice in it, and has not left me absolutely in the hands — in a matter of so much importance and delicacy — of his country lawyer. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

George Gissing Her voice had little failings and uncertainties now and then, but this appeared to come of excessive feeling. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Nagging voice and niggling hunger were gone. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

I have seen battlefields ———” His voice broke. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George Meredith He raised his voice to denounce them. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Andrew Lang Tired and disheartened at her ill-fortune, she was wandering, one day, past the gate of a farmyard, situated just outside the walls of a large town, when she heard a voice calling to her. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells Gemini heard it and admired it; he loved Stella’s voice always, and always its crystalline charm came freshly to him; but he was too intent on his father’s reactions to turn round. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Steele Rudd We lay listening till a voice called out at the door —“All in bed?” Then we knew it was Dan, and Dad and Dave sprang out in their shirts to let him in. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

George Gissing When my father died, I was far away from him, and at that very hour, as I prayed in the church of Holy Clement at Rome, I heard a voice that said in my ear, Vale! three times. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Jeanne’s voice was indignant when she replied: “By what right do you insult me by such a suspicion?” “By the right which you have given me in not keeping to your bargain. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Gissing The air of this room was stifling her, and the low cooing voice had grown more intolerable than a clanging uproar. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

E. F. Benson Her voice on the other hand was marvellously distinct, and he heard a great deal about the misfortunes which had come to so brilliant a conclusion last night. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

John Galsworthy The nasty Americans don’t get on well with the English because the tone of the English voice is unpleasing to them. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim Listen,” and she lowers her voice and we cannot hear what she says; only we know that the man remains unmoved, and does not give way an inch. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

James Joyce Needless to say poor Tommy was not slow to voice his dismay but luckily the gentleman in black who was sitting there by himself came gallantly to the rescue and intercepted the ball. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Charles Dickens When my voice was heard hailing, and their voices were heard answering, I was aware, through all the noises of the ship and sea, and all the crying of the passengers below, that there was a pause. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was broken by a deep male voice from the darkness. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

At least, I thought he did; but the wind swept by with a gust at the moment, and it might have been St. George’s voice and not his. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Henry Handel Richardson On cautiously opening the door, with the idea of slipping away, he heard a child screaming in a distant room, and the mother’s voice sharp in rebuke. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

James Joyce She trembled as she heard again her mother’s voice saying constantly with foolish insistence: “Derevaun Seraun! Derevaun Seraun!” She stood up in a sudden impulse of terror. Dubliners by James Joyce

Wilkie Collins The boys do their work; but they have no voice in it when John and the old man put their heads together over the business of the farm. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]