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overture
Used in
Moby Dick
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  • Thinks I, Queequeg, under the circumstances, this is a very civilized overture; but, the truth is, these savages have an innate sense of delicacy, say what you will; it is marvellous how essentially polite they are.  (not reviewed by editor)

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