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tone
used in The Scarlet Letter

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  • , asked she, reproachfully, but with a subdued tone.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (77% in)
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  • A remarkable event of the third year of my Surveyorship—to adopt the tone of "P.P. "—was the election of General Taylor to the Presidency.
    Introductory (89% in)
  • There was, moreover, a boldness and rotundity of speech among these matrons, as most of them seemed to be, that would startle us at the present day, whether in respect to its purport or its volume of tone.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (19% in)
  • Involved in these thoughts, she scarcely heard a voice behind her until it had repeated her name more than once, in a loud and solemn tone, audible to the whole multitude.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (41% in)
  • "Thus, a sickness," continued Roger Chillingworth, going on, in an unaltered tone, without heeding the interruption, but standing up and confronting the emaciated and white-cheeked minister, with his low, dark, and misshapen figure,—"a sickness, a sore place, if we may so call it, in your spirit hath immediately its appropriate manifestation in your bodily frame.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (76% in)
  • "Yes; it is Hester Prynne!" she replied, in a tone of surprise; and the minister heard her footsteps approaching from the side-walk, along which she had been passing.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (48% in)
  • And the melancholy brook would add this other tale to the mystery with which its little heart was already overburdened, and whereof it still kept up a murmuring babble, with not a whit more cheerfulness of tone than for ages heretofore.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (**% in)
  • This vocal organ was in itself a rich endowment, insomuch that a listener, comprehending nothing of the language in which the preacher spoke, might still have been swayed to and fro by the mere tone and cadence.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (62% in)

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