Examples from literature
- "Ahem," said a voice close to him.
- Ahem! shall I congratulate you, auntie?
- I think I must have taken a bit of a cold yesterday during—ahem!
- You have gotten—ahem—prettier in the short time since I saw you at school.
- Your course in college has been brilliant so far, thanks to—ahem—no matter—you have distinguished yourself.