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murmur

Med any abnormal soft blowing sound heard within the body, usually over the chest
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murmur

[′mər·mər]
(medicine)
A blowing or roaring heart sound heard through the wall of the chest; caused by blood flow through a defective valve.
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Satan, like the sonnet's murmurer, slanders God by "murmuring" and charges a Maker who "exacts" glory from his subjects as the God of the sonnet's octave "exacts day-labour" (PR III.108, 120).
(2) "Ne vous donnez pas la peine, o lecteurs, de murmurer: degenerescence, nevrose ..." (Dans le puits 35); "[Je fiai], quoi qu'on en puisse dire, aucune sorte de maladie nerveuse;' letter to Cazals, cited in Dauphine (392).
Murmurer l'Evanglile a l'ame asiatique, Perspectives Missionnaires 47 (1) 2004, 13-34.
(I had so carried him under my wings that his speech pleased ladies and knights; and I made him rise so high that among brilliant wits his name shines, and in some places collections are made of his poems; who now would perhaps be a hoarse murmurer of the courts, one of the mob!)