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  • He was the only person Walt Whitman never chloroformed with one of his "ahs!"

    Walt Whitman in Mickle Street Elizabeth Leavitt Keller
  • Dr. Jones was voted a lunatic, and the balance of the party was commiserated in the "ahs!"

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
  • No one was allowed to see that room until all had assembled, but when the doors were opened, there were ahs and ohs from everyone.

    Polly in New York Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Then sundry hums and ahs, but no syllable of counsel or cheer.

  • She came to the end, riding up and down in an ecstatic series of “ahs!”

    Silver and Gold Dane Coolidge
  • Ohs and ahs punctuated the air, women being the same in every land.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • In answer to Vulcan's triumphant summons all the Olympians defiled before the lovers with ohs and ahs of stupefaction and gaiety.

  • But for the most part the greetings of the two parties was made up as Tom said of “Ohs and ahs.”

    Ruth Fielding Down East Alice B. Emerson
  • When Ah gets back to town, ahs goin to hunt up dat genmuns wot spoke to him dis mawnin and acquaint him with de circumplexes.

  • After playing a few bars, he starts singing in a clear voice, with "Ohs" and "ahs" thrown in.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie

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