The child went singing away, following up the current of the brook, and striving to mingle a more lightsome cadence with its melancholy voice.
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.
There are no more uses of "cadence" in the book.
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The sound of the waves crashing on the shore had a comforting cadence.