Which preposition to use with grunt

of Occurrences 77%

The sound of heavy breathing, dull blows, the tear of cloth; and grunts of punishment received; the swirl of the sand, the heave of struggling bodies, all riveted my attention, so that I did not see Captain Ezra Selover until he stood almost at my elbow.

in Occurrences 14%

" The entire company grunted in unison.

from Occurrences 12%

There was a sharp wrench, an odd crack, a grunt from Uncle Pros, and then the mountaineer sprang to his full and very considerable height with a roar.

with Occurrences 11%

He grunted with displeasure, and said something low to his father.

at Occurrences 8%

ed and filled Jericho Pass with thunder; the big engine was laboring and grunting at the grade, but five cars back the noise of the locomotive was lost.

like Occurrences 7%

Toby at one time managed to cling to the other's back for a brief moment, but was dislodged by a clever fling that sent him crashing against a tree, and made him grunt like a hog that receives a jolt.

about Occurrences 4%

" "I'd like to see anybody let out so much as a grunt about you in front of me.

to Occurrences 4%

They were grunting to one another, softly.

into Occurrences 2%

Columbus subsided, not very willingly, dropping with a grunt into the hole he had made.

by Occurrences 2%

" Joe considered this a very proper sentiment, and gave a grunt by way of endorsing it; he, too, followed Ted and the gander, being as much amused at the transaction as it was in his nature to be at anything.

for Occurrences 2%

Can you fancy yourself in a peer's robe with a velvet-lined coronet, Staff?" Stafford grunted for reply, and there was silence for a minute, during which Howard turned over the pages of one of the illustrated weeklies which lay on the table, and suddenly he looked up and exclaimed: "Have you seen this?" Stafford shook his head.

through Occurrences 2%

So as (old Homer sung) the associates wild Of wandering Ithacus, by Circe's charms To swine transformed, ran grunting through the groves.

due Occurrences 1%

Ted, who gallantly helped her to her feet, remarked, with a grunt due to extreme effort, that she really might as well stand up or enlist the entire four legs of a chair to support her.

near Occurrences 1%

None of his brothers or sisters was near him, and he could not hear his mamma or papa grunting near the feed trough.

behind Occurrences 1%

Discipline did not permit even a darling like little Phil to speak at dinner-time; but he fidgeted, and the tears came into his eyes, and Anne hearing a little grunt behind Sir Philip's chair, looked up, and was aware that old Ralph was mumbling what to her ears sounded like: 'Knew too well.'

over Occurrences 1%

" At first Pap merely grunted over these homesick repinings; but after a time he began to hang about her and offer counsel which was often enough peevishly received.

within Occurrences 1%

He cupped his hands over his mouth and bellowed through the doorway, "Hey!" There was a startled grunt within, a deep, heavy voice and a thick articulation.

as Occurrences 1%

According to the books, the frost has split something, but it is a fearful sound, this grunt as of a man stunned.

under Occurrences 1%

Sealman sweated and grunted under the open lid of the bright bonnet.

up Occurrences 1%

The great bulls of the herd stood still and lifted their ears when they heard him grunting up the hill.

amid Occurrences 1%

First drink the stars, then grunt amid the mire, So shall the mire have something of the stars, And the high stars be fragrant of the mire.

during Occurrences 1%

Now and then they stirred, or grunted during the night, but they did not wake up until morning.

Which preposition to use with  grunt