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Mutter

Anne-Sophie. born 1963, German violinist

mutter

To quietly enter a command not meant for the ears, eyes, or fingers of ordinary mortals. Often used in "mutter an incantation".

See also wizard.
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And while they did it, "Green-patch" muttered, "This cripple is plainly a lunatic; but the old scholar shall have his books, nevertheless, though my pocket sweat for it.
I shall never forgive myself for letting him join us," Simonov muttered again.
serpent," muttered D'Artagnan, "I would give my chance of a captaincy in the mousquetaires for that to be my name.
Some such expressions as these, either shouted aloud or muttered under the breath, were doubtless heard in King Street.
Yes, that's Fairyland," said the Vice-warden: "and you might as well give him a hint," he muttered to my Lady, "about going back to-morrow.
Nothing farther then he uttered -- not a feather then he fluttered -- Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends have flown before -- On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.
Tonight, or tomorrow," repeated Solan, and as the door closed behind his guest the old man continued to mutter as he turned back to the table, where he again dumped the contents of the money-pouch, running his fingers through the heap of shining metal; piling the coins into little towers; counting, recounting, and fondling the wealth the while he muttered on and on in a crooning undertone.
The sacked nun is in one of her tantrums," muttered the populace; and that was the end of it.
No, he thinks only of himself," muttered the princess without restraining her angry tears.
I ought to have known it from the first," he muttered.
When the jailer received this new inmate, and saw from the warrant the name and station of his prisoner, he muttered with his turnkey smile, --
One muttered deep in his chest as he took the corpse by the feet.