Talk between us is no good; the words only drop dead.
His words dropped, like stones, into the pool of silence.
The word dropped into the room like a thrown dagger.
The single word dropped into his consciousness like a bomb.
Any change in her attitude toward me, a wrong word dropped, a whisper heard, could condemn us all.
The man was sinking fast, his words dropped to whispers.
The words dropped from her lips like a sentence of death.
Most such words are rare, and often dropped by men.
But he was speaking now, the words dropping like hard pellets into her mind.
The only word he could make sense of at first almost dropped him to his chair.