- When little Ulrich at last began to run about in the street, the mother's nomadic blood stirred, and she was constantly dinning it into her husband's ears that he ought to leave this miserable place and go to Augsburg or Cologne, where it would be pleasant; but he remained firm, and though her power over him was great, she could not move his resolute will. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- Country villagers believe that they like the sound of dinning metal; perhaps they are attracted to a church by Sunday's bell. - "Highways and Byways in Surrey", Eric Parker.
- Myriads of his school- fellows had informed him of the soldier's plight, but the dinning had naturally ended by making him perfectly indifferent. - "Men, Women, and Boats", Stephen Crane.