That said, Samuel Alito is my new mini-hero for muttering truth to power.
But all that ass-shaking as part of the showpersonship—mm, one could guess what the gospel maestro might be muttering.
Nerds, by definition, are supposed to be muttering bitter observations in the background, not basking in the spotlight.
Some of them were actually shaking and muttering to themselves.
Irritably, he complies, but when the stewardess moves on, he reclines the chair again, muttering balefully under his breath.
Hugh was still vainly trying to twist his wrist free and was muttering, "Leggo, leggo o' me."
And I left him, muttering maledictions against his evil angel.
She rose, muttering, from the table and proceeded to unlock a cupboard, from which she took a bottle of wine.
That was why she passed you muttering to herself and looking so angry.
But he heeded me not in the least only that he appeared to be muttering to himself.
early 14c., moteren "to mumble," from a common PIE imitative *mut- "to grunt, mutter" (cf. Old Norse muðla "to murmur," Latin muttire "to mutter," Old High German mutilon "to murmur, mutter; to drizzle"), with frequentative suffix -er. Related: Muttered; muttering.
1630s, from mutter (v.).