Examples from the Web for ahem
One might say (ahem) that in Beijing on Wednesday the atmospherics were everything.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment|Ben Leung|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
US Airways inadvertently tweeted an—ahem—racy photo involving a lady and a toy plane.
The singer beat (ahem) charges of a woman claiming he injured her in a nightclub due to insufficient evidence.Bryan Cranston As Lex Luthor, Madonna Tops Highest Paid Celebs List|Culture Team|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A full spread (ahem) of his work is now in a show at Invisible-Exports gallery in New York.
Christie then lambasted “our leaders today”—ahem, President Obama—who “have become paralyzed by [a] desire to be loved.”WATCH VIDEO: Must-See Moments from the Republican National Convention|The Daily Beast Video|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We sorrow to lose him from our number, but we know better than to reason with—ahem!Audrey|Mary Johnston
I have come to remark, Mrs. Stevens, that--ahem--that--do you think the restoration of monarchy is permanent?The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;|John R. Musick
It's all my act, all through, every bit of it, but the carrying out of the details was—ahem—his.The Living Link|James De Mille
I mean to say that I am firmly convinced that neither my friend the Comte nor his boisterous comrades are fit or capable of—ahem!Tales from Blackwood|Various
If the Hon. Member talks of rain before it comes, I shall have to suspend him—ahem!
attention-getting interjection, 1763, lengthened from hem, imitative of clearing the throat.