Voice, Monotonous

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Voice, Monotonous

 
  1. Drone on like a dull wind at night —James Stern
  2. Voices grind on, like machines boring their way through tunnels —John Updike
  3. Low monotonous voice like an absent-minded child haltingly reciting a lesson —Edith Wharton
  4. No more inflection than a traffic light —John Updike
  5. A noncommitable noplace voice like a computer salesman, or somebody taking a poll, or an anchorman on TV —Lee Smith
  6. Voice … low and monotonous, like a voice that had never expressed any human passions —Henry James
  7. Voices, fixed like leeches to their solitary subject —Jean Stafford
  8. The voice went on, like the steady pressure of a surgeon’s hand on a shrieking nerve —Edith Wharton
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It seemed as though her grief were breaking forth more violently than usual; and she could be heard outside lamenting in a loud and monotonous voice which rent the heart.
I know, I know," answered Prince Vasili in his monotonous voice.
When the fights were over, Biddy gave out the number of a page, and then we all read aloud what we could - or what we couldn't - in a frightful chorus; Biddy leading with a high shrill monotonous voice, and none of us having the least notion of, or reverence for, what we were reading about.
Thank you for res-cu-ing me," continued the machine, in the same monotonous voice, which seemed to be worked by a bellows inside of him, like the little toy lambs and cats the children squeeze so that they will make a noise.
At the well he heard again the monotonous voice of the high priestess, and, as he glanced aloft, the opening, twenty feet above, seemed so near that he was tempted to leap for it in a mad endeavor to reach the inner courtyard that lay so near.
When you go to bed to-night fold your hands so--breathe slower and slower--" He lay back with his hands clasped upon his breast, and his eyes shut, "Now," he murmured in an even monotonous voice, "I shall never, never, never move again.
I fear you don't read the Society papers properly," he said, and began to read out in a monotonous voice, "`Or locked in the jewelled bosoms of our city's gayest leaders; but there is talk of a pretty parody of the manners and customs of the other end of Society's scale.
The most lay silent, but some muttered to themselves, and others talked together in a strange, low, monotonous voice, their conversation coming in gushes, and then suddenly tailing off into silence, each mumbling out his own thoughts and paying little heed to the words of his neighbour.
Much of the time was spent in listening to President Coin rally her troops in a monotonous voice, or in watching an obviously drugged Peeta go "Larry King Live" with Caesar (Stanley Tucci).
It is an image that has been created by his occasional displays of on-court petulance -- the perfectionist Murray having the tendency to lambast himself or rail at his support team for any mistake that flowed from his racquet -- as well as by his perceived monotonous voice and lack of charisma.
Listening to the monotonous voice of Li Changchun, it was clear that China was in no great hurry.
The last thing your audience wants to hear is some monotonous voice trying to sell them something.