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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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overtone -- as in: a menacing overtone
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • In some cases they couId be translated into Oldspeak, or even into words taken from the A vocabulary, but this usually demanded a long paraphrase and always involved the loss of certain overtones.

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  • overtones of despair
  • a political overtone to her scientific analysis

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