Around the table reigned that noisy hilarity which usually prevails at such a time among people sufficiently free from the demands of social position not to feel the trammels of etiquette.
At the same instant his ear caught a sort of indistinct sound on the stairs, followed by the measured tread of soldiery, with the clanking of swords and military accoutrements; then came a hum and buzz as of many voices, so as to deaden even the noisy mirth of the bridal party, among whom a vague feeling of curiosity and apprehension quelled every disposition to talk, and almost instantaneously the most deathlike stillness prevailed.
One often encountered in the most frequented street, in the most crowded and noisy
market, in the very middle, under the feet of the horses, under the wheels of the carts, as it were, a cellar, a well, a tiny walled and grated cabin, at the bottom of which a human being prayed night and day, voluntarily devoted to some eternal lamentation, to some great expiation.
There was a rather noisy
party of four gentlemen in a box by the fire-place, and only two other persons present--both elderly gentlemen, and both alone.
The thunder was so noisy
and the lightning so bright-- and I was hungry.
May the heathen ruler of the winds confine in iron chains the boisterous limbs of noisy
Boreas, and the sharp-pointed nose of bitter-biting Eurus.
Yes, this is VANITY FAIR; not a moral place certainly; nor a merry one, though very noisy
They turned to go back, when suddenly they heard, not noisy
talk, but shouting.
There was a pretty large concourse of people assembled round the Houses of Parliament, looking at the members as they entered and departed, and giving vent to rather noisy
demonstrations of approval or dislike, according to their known opinions.
The robber, after paying his reckoning, sat silent and unnoticed in his corner, and had almost dropped asleep, when he was half wakened by the noisy
entrance of a new comer.
There is another pump room, into which infirm ladies and gentlemen are wheeled, in such an astonishing variety of chairs and chaises, that any adventurous individual who goes in with the regular number of toes, is in imminent danger of coming out without them; and there is a third, into which the quiet people go, for it is less noisy
On every piece of waste or common ground, some small gambler drove his noisy
trade, and bellowed to the idle passersby to stop and try their chance; the crowd grew thicker and more noisy
; gilt gingerbread in blanket-stalls exposed its glories to the dust; and often a four-horse carriage, dashing by, obscured all objects in the gritty cloud it raised, and left them, stunned and blinded, far behind.