Which preposition to use with snores

in Occurrences 37%

" Father Slessor snored in his drunken sleep, while the family went off to hear God's Word and to sing His praises.

of Occurrences 16%

" Sometimes at night, waked by the snores of a fat Prussian in the upper berth, he lay staring into the dark, while the ship throbbed in unison with his excited thoughts.

on Occurrences 10%

West snored on the other side of the fire.

from Occurrences 9%

Snores from various points announced that most of the men were sleeping soundly.

like Occurrences 7%

After the giant had supped he lay down to sleep, snoring like the loudest thunder, while we lay shivering with horror the whole night through, and when day broke he awoke and went out, leaving us in the castle.

to Occurrences 5%

Have our troops awaked, Or do they still, as if with opium drugged, Snore to the murmurs of th' Atlantic wave? Is India free, and does she wear her plumed And jewelled turban with a smile of peace, Or do we grind her still?

for Occurrences 4%

I even counted the boy's snores for a while, and watched one lonely louse moving along the wallso many snores to the minuteso many snores to an inch of crawling; but the louse changed what little mind he had and did not walk straight, and I gave up trying to calculate the distance he traveled in zigzags and curves, although it would have been an interesting problem for a navigator.

at Occurrences 4%

His cheek was red And his eye was clear and bright; He ate and drank with a kingly zest, And peacefully snored at night.

with Occurrences 3%

Uncle John was snoring with gentle regularity and the girls were still asleep.

under Occurrences 2%

Long into the hours of the night, when his comrades were already snoring under their blankets, De Catinat, blinking and yawning, was still engaged in trying to satisfy the curiosity of the old courtier, and to bring him up to date in all the most minute gossip of Versailles.

into Occurrences 2%

" "Yes, I know; you snored into my singin' with enjoyment, all right.

about Occurrences 1%

There is much snoring about me as I write (2 P.M.) from men tired after a hard day's work and preparing for such another to-morrow.

within Occurrences 1%

"Now, by the Rood!" says Beltane, sitting up and staring, "whence had you this, Giles?" "My lord, 'twas found by the man Jenkyn snoring within the green, together with a mulea sorry beast!

above Occurrences 1%

All night I lay on my narrow bed, with Yvonne faintly snoring above me, and the harsh, metallic rattle of the swinging train beneath.

by Occurrences 1%

The soldiers relieved each other in two-hour spells, so that while two of them snored by the door the third sat in a chair in the middle of the room, with his rifle between his knees, and a shaded lamp and a clock on a table at his elbow.

during Occurrences 1%

Buffon and Bewick err (no doubt, unintentionally) when they say that the barn owl snores during its repose.

next Occurrences 1%

Because I could hear him snoring next me through the cracked partition.

off Occurrences 1%

They have been asleep,snoring off the effects of last night's diversions, and fortifying their constitutions against the influences to come.

out Occurrences 1%

Yet not so sound and half so deeply sweet As he whose brow with homely biggin bound Snores out the watch of night.

outside Occurrences 1%

" "If it doesn't pass," I just had time to whisper with a feeble attempt at jollity, "I'll come at night and snore outside your door.

over Occurrences 1%

Of course, after a girl has spent a year of evenings listening to a fellow tell her that his great ambition is to make her life one grand, sweet song, it jars her to find the orchestra grunting and snoring over the sporting extra some night along six months after the ceremony.

through Occurrences 1%

We had taken advantage of a stiff breeze that had sprung up about sunset, and The Waif was plunging through a moon-washed ocean, sending furrows of foam from her forefoot while the wind snored through her canvas.

throughout Occurrences 1%

Alas, my friend, had I been such, Had I that fat and meaty skull, Those bloated cheeks, and eyes so dull, That driv'ling mouth, and bottle nose, Those shambling legs, and gouty toes; Thus form'd to snore throughout the day, And eat and drink the night away; I ne'er had felt the fev'rish flame That caus'd my bloody thirst for fame; Nor madly claim'd immortal birth, Because the vilest brute on Earth:

Which preposition to use with  snores