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harmonious
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Anna Karenina
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  • The union Anna had cemented turned out to be of no solid character, and family harmony was breaking down again at the same point.
  • The tone of her dark dress (Anna immediately observed and appreciated the fact) was in perfect harmony with her style of beauty.

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  • Instead of poverty, general prosperity and content; instead of hostility, harmony and unity of interests.
  • "She’s a nice girl" were such simple, humble words, so out of harmony with his feeling.
  • At such moments particularly, Alexey Alexandrovitch had a sense of perfect peace and inward harmony, and saw nothing extraordinary in his position, nothing that ought to be changed.
  • This new building ought to have been in harmony with the hospital.
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch, like Lidia Ivanovna indeed, and others who shared their views, was completely devoid of vividness of imagination, that spiritual faculty in virtue of which the conceptions evoked by the imagination become so vivid that they must needs be in harmony with other conceptions, and with actual fact.
  • Every face that, with such agony, such blunders and corrections had grown up within him with its special character, every face that had given him such torments and such raptures, and all these faces so many times transposed for the sake of the harmony of the whole, all the shades of color and tones that he had attained with such labor—all of this together seemed to him now, looking at it with their eyes, the merest vulgarity, something that had been done a thousand times over.
  • …agriculture, when it had come under regular, or at least definite, conditions; that the wealth of a country ought to increase proportionally, and especially in such a way that other sources of wealth should not outstrip agriculture; that in harmony with a certain stage of agriculture there should be means of communication corresponding to it, and that in our unsettled condition of the land, railways, called into being by political and not by economic needs, were premature, and instead…
  • …coming from the other side to the edge of the wood he saw in the glowing light of the slanting sunbeams the gracious figure of Varenka in her yellow gown with her basket, walking lightly by the trunk of an old birch tree, and when this impression of the sight of Varenka blended so harmoniously with the beauty of the view, of the yellow oatfield lying bathed in the slanting sunshine, and beyond it the distant ancient forest flecked with yellow and melting into the blue of the distance?

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as in: live together harmoniously Define
co-existing peacefully; or having components that are combined in a pleasing way
as in: soothing, harmonious music Define
pleasing -- especially of music or sound
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