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overture
Used in
Pride and Prejudice
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  • As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within in the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject the offered olive-branch.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: he made an overture
as in: played the William Tell Overture
as in: written in the overture
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