In the seminary building there was an excitement so deep and profound that it expressed itself in a kind of hushed
silence, a transient suspension of life, as those most interested approached the crucial moment.
At any rate, this whole fiendish transaction was soon hushed
I wiped my tears and hushed
my sobs, fearful lest any sign of violent grief might waken a preternatural voice to comfort me, or elicit from the gloom some haloed face, bending over me with strange pity.
That officer saved the lad's life from his own hand, and hushed
up the scandalous affair by a compromise.
Sighs of the winds that blew over a little garden-tomb were mingled with them also, and both were audible to Lucie, in a hushed
murmur--like the breathing of a summer sea asleep upon a sandy shore --as the little Lucie, comically studious at the task of the morning, or dressing a doll at her mother's footstool, chattered in the tongues of the Two Cities that were blended in her life.
The children's faces, hushed
and clustered round to hear what they so little understood, were brighter; and it was a happier house for this man's death.
A profound impression was made upon me, I remember, by the roar of voices in the schoolroom suddenly becoming hushed
as death when Mr.
Millers, who was the other nurse, retired into the house, and by degrees the child's wailing was hushed
and stopped, as if it were a young ventriloquist with something in its mouth.
Then she would turn her ear to some sudden bird-note, and Silas learned to please her by making signs of hushed
stillness, that they might listen for the note to come again: so that when it came, she set up her small back and laughed with gurgling triumph.
But no sooner had the knights resumed their station, than the clamour of applause was hushed
into a silence, so deep and so dead, that it seemed the multitude were afraid even to breathe.