He repeated to himself a phrase he had written in his review: “One feels that one is listening to a thought-tormented music.”
To chirp is to utter a brief musical sound, perhaps often repeated in the same key, as by certain small birds, insects, etc.
This incident is variously explicable and the experiment may be repeated with various persons.
Tacitus narrates how Vespasian cured a blind man by spitting on him, and the story is repeated by Suetonius.
Poor Peggotty lifted up her hands and eyes, and only answered, in a sort of paraphrase of the grace I usually repeated after dinner, ‘Lord forgive you, Mrs. Copperfield, and for what you have said this minute, may you never be truly sorry!’
To a King: Much formality of presenting names on lists is gone through beforehand; at the actual presentation an "accepted" name is repeated from functionary to equerry and nothing is said to the King or Queen except: "Mrs. Jones."
This transaction, therefore, being repeated at least four times in the year, and being loaded with a commission of at least one half per cent, upon each repetition, must at that period have cost A, at least, fourteen per cent.
He told her all that went on in his office, repeating for her a smart answer which he had made to the manager.
I was close enough to hear his incessant soft muttering, a single indistinct syllable repeated over and over; then I was close enough to hear what he was saying—“fuck fuck fuck fuck…”—and still Cunningham didn’t move, although I’d made no attempt to mask my approach.
The experiment was repeated on other subjects, in all cases with the same result.
As Miss Cunegund had a great disposition for the sciences, she observed with the utmost attention the experiments which were repeated before her eyes; she perfectly well understood the force of the doctor’s reasoning upon causes and effects.
We shall never be convinced until we repeat under his guidance all his laboratory experiments.
But Katerina Ivanovna, though she is magnanimous, she is unjust.... And yet, although I realise that when she pulls my hair she only does it out of pity—for I repeat without being ashamed, she pulls my hair, young man,” he declared with redoubled dignity, hearing the sniggering again—“but, my God, if she would but once.... But no, no!
And now you must allow me to repeat of the just the blessings which you were attributing to the fortunate unjust.
Repeat until the remains of the horse are well and thoroughly beaten.”
she repeated beside herself.
A jarring motion is abruptly and very rapidly repeated through an exceedingly limited space; the jolting of the carriage jars the windows.
My visits to Mrs. Smith are never repeated within the twelvemonth."