A heart attack, she said, and rang off before he could ask questions.
He rang off before she could say any thing else.
He rang off before she had time to open her mouth.
I'll ring off now in case he's trying to get through to you.
Another call came through, and he had to ring off.
He rang off and sat for a time in thought.
We talked on to no point for a while longer, and then he rang off.
He talked to his small daughter for several minutes and then rang off.
He's all right, but I might have to ring off.
She was about to ring off when I stopped her.
She hung up before he could even ask what the problem had been.
The party on the other end hung up without a word.
When she hung up I asked her what the matter was.
I hung up before he could ask any more questions.
He hung up when the voice asked for his name.
His next words came quickly, as though he was trying to keep her from hanging up.
She was just about to hang up when a voice said something at last.
Before he could be asked much else, the man hung up.
He received a call, and after a few minutes hung up.
He hung up the phone and sat alone in the dark.
He replaced the receiver and sat there for a long moment.
When I replaced the receiver, more than the red light went out.
She said something else into the phone, then came back to replace the receiver.
In the end, he had no choice but to replace the receiver.
She replaced the receiver and went back to the kitchen.
He replaced the receiver and came back to the table.
He replaced the receiver and came across the room to me.
She replaced the receiver and came into the front hall.
He tried to think of something else to say, but she had replaced the receiver.
He replaced the receiver and started once more writing down words.