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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, makes God out to be an exacting, power-hungry tyrant who "no difference, no exemption," "nor exception hath declar'd," but "pronounc't glory he exacts" (PR III.115, 119-20).
The sentence begins by "speaking generally" of canine, perhaps working class, men provisionally called "Alf, Bert or Chas." who are then the murmurers of "Ce chien est a moi" ("this dog is mine"), itself a citation of Blaise Pascal, but which comes to Woolf, as Phillips points out, via her husband Leonard Woolf's book, Empire and Commerce in Africa (1920)--a book, we know, Virginia Woolf helped to research, closely read twice, and thought "superb" (L2 413).
Among the unsigned satirical poetry printed in Mercurius Reformatus, The Murmurers, in its second, enlarged version, chastised "Grumbletonians or the new Malcontent,"(23) a reference to crescendoing criticism of William and Mary.