"I put the mail in the basket on the hall table," he said in high-keyed endeavour to express withering contempt.
He spoke in a high-keyed voice that had irritating suggestions in it.
I was too busy with my own troubles to see what happened to him, so could only judge from the tremolo of his high-keyed cursing.
"Nat talks too much, Mr. O'Day," he piped in a high-keyed voice.
Figure to yourself this eager little chap: high-keyed, timid, fervid: something of a buffoon, always a victim of his perceptions.
From the Indian camp, back in the sage-inclosed hollow, rose a sound of high-keyed wailing.
Finally Dr. Nesbit spoke in his high-keyed voice: “I presume legal verbiage is all they talk in hell!”
Her pose was rigid and unmoving; an attitude of distress and high-keyed misery of spirit.
Oliver winked rapidly in the intensity of high-keyed nervous strain.
An officer walked rapidly along behind their own line, his voice, high-keyed with excitement, striving vainly to be reassuring.