Which preposition to use with babbles

of Occurrences 79%

At the remote end of the aisle of blackness a slit of yellow showed beneath the door, behind it the babble of servants' voices.

in Occurrences 16%

He babbled in the forgotten terms of alchemy, dressing modern facts in the garments of mediaeval thought until they were scarcely to be recognised.

to Occurrences 13%

"How, messire, hath Roger babbled to thee?" "Babbled?" quoth Sir Benedict, shaking his head, "nay, Roger is no babbler of secret matters, for many do ken of thy love, Beltaneand I am thy friend, so is thy happiness my happiness.

about Occurrences 10%

Worse than all, she was poorly provided with money, and this need, rather than Vincent's love-lorn babbling about Olympia, reminded Rosa to call upon the Spragues for help.

on Occurrences 8%

The sick man babbled on.

among Occurrences 4%

He was left in so complete darkness that his fears overcame his judgment and for two hours he roamed and babbled among the barrels.

by Occurrences 4%

Then he babbled by the hour.

like Occurrences 3%

O'Flynn came down the hill babbling like a brook.

with Occurrences 2%

I stood for a moment looking round me feebly, feeling myself begin to babble with stammering lips, which was the alternative of shrieking, and which I seemed to choose as a lesser evil.

over Occurrences 2%

The road to Llangollen turns off between Chirk and Wrexham; and on passing a certain point, you come all at once upon the valley, which opens like an amphitheatre, broad, barren hills rising in majestic state on either side, with "green upland swells that echo to the bleat of flocks" below, and the river Dee babbling over its stony bed in the midst of them.

for Occurrences 2%

Keep thy babble for fools in the market-place, where, I admit, it hath its uses.

round Occurrences 1%

And winds arose on uplands wild, And bathed me like a stream; And sheep-bells babbled round the child Who loved them in a dream.

through Occurrences 1%

Among green New England hills stood an ancient house, many-gabled, mossy-roofed, and quaintly built, but picturesque and pleasant to the eye; for a brook ran babbling through the orchard that encompassed it about, a garden-plot stretched upward to the whispering birches on the slope, and patriarchal elms stood sentinel upon the lawn, as they had stood almost a century ago, when the Revolution rolled that way and found them young.

against Occurrences 1%

Yet praise is overtaken of distaste, wherewith is no justice, but from covetous men it cometh, and is fain to babble against and darken the good man's noble deeds.

within Occurrences 1%

But as the monks calmly chanted, and the solemn responses were given, a stillness stole over the vociferous babble within the great open doors.

from Occurrences 1%

Now breathlessly the tall lads run to clutch at stars, above the brink of a drab quagmire, and presently time trips themOh, Sesphra, wicked Sesphra of the Dreams, you have laid upon me a magic so strong that, horrified, I hear the truth come babbling from long-guarded lips which no longer obey me, because of your dear bewitchments.

without Occurrences 1%

Lamb, moreover, in his anxiety, had administered a formidable dose of cognac and water to the sufferer, and he (used only to the simple element) babbled without cessation.

at Occurrences 1%

and she listened with a tortured attention to the statement vouchsafed in an excited chorus by a great many shrill little voices that the Fingáls' old cook had taken a little too much whiskey for once and had fallen to babbling at the grocery-store before a highly entertained audience of neighbors, about the endless peregrinations of the Fingál family in search of a locality where the blood of the children would not be suspected"an' theah

along Occurrences 1%

To this, Des Esseintes had joined le Vox populi of Villiers, a superb piece of work in a hammered, golden style after the manner of Leconte de Lisle and of Flaubert, and some selections from that delicate livre de Jade whose exotic perfume of ginseng and of tea blends with the odorous freshness of water babbling along the book, under moonlight.

Which preposition to use with  babbles