The budget is a mess and officials in Trenton are whispering about a state takeover of the city's finances.
Observes one staffer, “How humiliating it must be for him to be sitting out there with all those people [gawking and whispering.]”
The security guards continued to mill about, some of them whispering into their headpieces.
I will watch alone, whispering “thank you” to Mike Duxbury and his slightly crooked eye, praying hard for victory.
"The majority leader is whispering in the speaker's ear—‘I'll have your back’—while standing there with a dirk in hand," he said.
The chair, whispering, sagged and yielded as if to the pressure of some light, sweet burden.
We shall have whispering time enough, you know, since we are partners.
He wondered whether Britt, cowed, was whispering the information.
They sound as through the whispering of trees, Not native in such barren vaults.
"To treachery oppose treachery," replied Chaudieu, whispering the words in his companion's ear.
Old English hwisprian "speak very softly" (only in a Northumbrian gloss for Latin murmurare), from Proto-Germanic *khwis- (cf. Middle Dutch wispelen, Old High German hwispalon, German wispeln, wispern, Old Norse hviskra "to whisper"), imitative and probably related to Old English hwistlian "to whistle." Related: Whispered; whispering. The noun is from 1590s.