Sentence Examples


  • Who gave orders? he said in his shrill, harsh voice.
  • "Here are strangers, mama!" cried the shrill and childish voice of some unseen person.
  • Thus in the Sandwich Islands the god Oro gave his oracles through a priest who "ceased to act or speak as a voluntary agent, but with his limbs convulsed, his features distorted and terrific, his eyes wild and strained, he would roll on the ground roaming at the mouth, and reveal the will of the god in shrill cries and sounds violent and indistinct, which the attending priests duly interpreted to the people."
  • Males of the little water-bugs of the genus Corixa make a shrill chirping note by drawing a row of teeth on the flattened fore-foot across a group of spines on the haunch of the opposite leg.
  • Even the kitten gave a dreadfully shrill scream and at the same time Jim the cab-horse neighed loudly.