stentorian


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After a lull of a few moments, one man cried out, 'Stone him;' another, 'Duck him;' another, in a stentorian voice, 'No Popery!' This favourite cry the rest re-echoed, and the mob, which might have been two hundred strong, joined in a general shout.
In another second or two, the nightcap was thrust out of the chaise-window, and a stentorian voice bellowed to the driver to stop: which he did, as soon as he could pull up his horses.
To the battlements, ye loitering villains!'' he exclaimed, raising his stentorian voice till the arches around rung again, ``to the battlements, or I will splinter your bones with this truncheon!''
For days, weeks, nay months, Billy Kirby would toil with an ardor that evinced his native spirit, and with an effect that seemed magical, until, his chopping being ended, his stentorian lungs could be heard emitting sounds, as he called to his patient oxen, which rang through the hills like the cries of an alarm.
"My good sir," the old woman continued in a stentorian voice, "what are you standing THERE for, with your eyes almost falling out of your head?
Jemmy recognised the stentorian voice of one of his brothers at a prodigious distance.
She was a pleasant-looking woman of about forty, with a deep voice, almost manly in its stentorian tones, and had a large sensible square body, with feet to match--these last encased in good thick boots.
Among those who were ever and again left behind, staring after the equipage, were many youthful spirits, who hailed it in stentorian tones with such congratulations as 'Nod-dy Bof-fin!' 'Bof-fin's mon-ey!' 'Down with the dust, Bof-fin!' and other similar compliments.
'Sir Thomas Clubber, Lady Clubber, and the Misses Clubber!' shouted the man at the door in a stentorian voice.
It was also Balagtasan day, with two poets engaging in a poetical joust, in the required florid, stentorian style, arguing the merits of the persona of 'Rio Alma' the poet vs 'Virgilio S.
And in a stentorian voice, he also criticised the previous government of his own party.
I accept that it has been a very long time since I was at school, but I am sure that I can remember way back then teachers stationed at intervals along corridors calling in stentorian tones 'BE QUIET', plus no running and various other prohibitions.