harumph

harumph

(həˈrʌmf)
vb
a variant spelling of harrumph
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The Minister will defer to the planner, the Labour/Tory coalition in North Lanarkshire will then back down and harumph a little but get on with it; after all they support job creation and investment and have already said they are looking to have a new railway station built at nearby Eurocentral.
Look for a harumph and while you may not think you need to explain, you do.
Prime Minister David Cameron weighed in from India to provide a proper English harumph, while the tabloids showed their typical tasteful restraint with screaming front-page headlines.
I have an easily read face and when it registered a sceptical harumph, the chap seemed hurt and asked if he could have a shot of my guitar.
Charles would harumph and snort a lot and pretend in public that he was not consumed by grief.
Disgusting," they'd harumph, before heading orf for Ascot.
When you hear Goldberg harumph about meetings in back rooms, it's worth noting that she ran the meeting of the Squawkbox Seven.
Usually writers write all their erotic things up to about age thirty, then they harumph off and become quite proper, like Diderot.
Still, Bellow's resistance to picking up the mantle of conservative ideologue, the constancy of his harumph over the years to being cast as a politicized intellectual, deserves re-examination from the left.
On hearing this list of demands, the player may return to the sofa with an harumph and decide that they can wait after all.
Police Authorities are on the whole made up of the great, the good and the not-often-DNA-tested, so the collective harumph of indignation should be audible from Criccieth to Connah's Quay.
50 for a single set of contact information--well, HARUMPH hardly says it