Usage examples for mum

  1. " Got you," says I. " Hold Melly and keep mum." – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
  2. I- I- do beg your pardon, mum! – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  3. " Well, for you, Mum, I'll see if it can't be managed. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  4. " Never met with anyone so mum in my life," added Dulcie. – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  5. Is it a real bird, mum? – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  6. Reely 'e ain't, mum- reely 'e ain't; not that! – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  7. Isn't it a poor bird, mum?" – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  8. The next 15 minutes was a medley of questions, of explanations, of promises to keep mum and of expressions of heartfelt thanks from the young couple. – The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories by Charles Weathers Bump
  9. " Mum," he said, " if I mid make so bold I'd like to say summat. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  10. Yes, you, mum- you, I means. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  11. It's all safe, an' Jehu an' his ole ooman knows how ter keep mum when Mas'r Anderson says mum; an' so does my peart boy Huey"- who, named for his father, was thus distinguished from him. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  12. " Yes, mum," came a voice. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  13. The moment she was kissed- mum as a cloister. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. Mrs. Williams, mum, Mrs. Williams! – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  15. An' if you won't take it as a liberty, mum, me an' John 'ud be more'n glad if you'd kindly make use of that there room for a sort of occasional nursery for the dear baby. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  16. I can be as mum as yourself, never fear. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  17. The servant said: " You'd better come away now, mum, and rest on the sofa in the drawing- room." – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  18. " Well, keep mum 'bout it, will ye, till I talk to him? – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  19. I led the men, and I tell you, Mum, it was a cold- blooded way of meeting one's death, worse than in the fiercest battle fighting shoulder to shoulder! – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  20. " And Auntie will keep mum, of course," he said thoughtfully. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris