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umph

[uh m, uh mf; spelling pronunciation uhmf] /əm, əmf; spelling pronunciation ʌmf/
interjection, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
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  • Another "umph," more loud and more angry than before, was the only reply.

  • So, sir, Slingsby roused me by a kick in the ribs, saying —umph!

    Frank Fairlegh Frank E. Smedley
  • He treated a wooden porpoise to a thoroughly wooden stare and repeated his remark of "umph!"

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mr. Erin only said, umph, in such a tone that it sounded like Then go and do it.

  • umph,” mutters the fellow, draining off the liquor at a draught.

    Dangerous Ground Lawrence L. Lynch
  • She had a way of her own of saying "umph" that it is impossible to describe.

    Rosy Mrs. Molesworth
  • "umph—well—shuffle," the doctor answered, smiling savagely to keep back the tears.

  • "umph—he will make a warrior," replied the other, his features relaxing into something approaching kindliness.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone Frederic Remington
  • "umph," again said Mrs. Ross, and again she nodded at Joanna.

  • umph; thou must have bold nerves to traverse the Campagna with no other weapon than that stick of silver!

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton

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