|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| A vague and monotonous murmur, like that of the waves on a shore where the wind dies away with approaching night.|
| Murmurs passed along the valleys, like the banshees lonely croon.|
|A murmur like the sough of bees|
Hidden among the noon-stilled linden trees.
James Russell Lowell
| A deep sullen murmur
like the moaning noise that goes before the whirlwind on the deep.|
Thomas Babington Macaulay
| Murmurs, like the seas, dying uncomprehended.|
T. Buchanan Read
|A murmur like the winds that break|
Into green waves the prairies grassy lake.
John Greenleaf Whittier