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murmuring


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Murmuring  \Mur"mur*ing\,  a.  &  n. 
  Uttering  murmurs;  making  low  sounds;  complaining.  -- 
  {Mur"mur*ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Murmur  \Mur"mur\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Murmured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Murmuring}.]  [F.  murmurer,  L.  murmurare  murmurari  fr 
  murmur  murmur;  cf  Gr.?  to  roar  and  boil,  said  of  water,  Skr. 
  marmara  a  rustling  sound;  prob.  of  imitative  origin.] 
  1.  To  make  a  low  continued  noise,  like  the  hum  of  bees,  a 
  stream  of  water,  distant  waves,  or  the  wind  in  a  forest. 
 
  They  murmured  as  doth  a  swarm  of  bees.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  utter  complaints  in  a  low  half-articulated  voice;  to 
  feel  or  express  dissatisfaction  or  discontent;  to  grumble; 
  --  often  with  at  or  against.  ``His  disciples  murmured  at 
  it.''  --John  vi  61. 
 
  And  all  the  children  of  Israel  murmured  against 
  Moses  and  against  Aaron.  --Num.  xiv.  2. 
 
  Neither  murmur  ye  as  some  of  them  also  murmured. 
  --1  Cor.  x. 
  10. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  murmuring 
  adj  :  making  a  low  continuous  indistinct  sound;  "like  murmuring 
  waves";  "susurrant  voices"  [syn:  {susurrant},  {whispering}] 
  n  1:  a  low  continuous  indistinct  sound  [syn:  {mutter},  {muttering}, 
  {murmur},  {murmuration}] 
  2:  a  complaint  uttered  in  a  low  and  indistinct  tone  [syn:  {grumble}, 
  {grumbling},  {murmur},  {mutter},  {muttering}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Murmuring 
  of  the  Hebrews  in  the  wilderness,  called  forth  the  displeasure 
  of  God,  which  was  only  averted  by  the  earnest  prayer  of  Moses 
  (Num.  11:33,  34;  12;  14:27,  30,  31;  16:3;  21:4-6;  Ps  106:25). 
  Forbidden  by  Paul  (1  Cor.  10:10). 
 




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