“humph, yes,” said Mr Reardon, with his fingers to his lips.
His only comments on the disclosure of kinship were a "humph!"
There is no virtue save under a beaver with a broad brim, humph!
Egbert finds the climate there agrees with him, I suppose—— humph!
humph, I suppose you know they grow on sewers and people who eat them die of ptomaine poisoning?
For instance, to-night his spite got a little too much for him and he said: 'humph!'
He read the two ill-covered pages twice and again before he threw it down with an angry "humph!"
(Quietly smoking) That's a white man; he calls that fun: humph!
humph; you should have reminded her that I purchased an indulgence some weeks ago.
And the colored man replied "humph, he ain't got no license."
as a grunting sound of disdain, etc., from 1815.