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  • The infantine appeal to their common sympathies, at once restored cheerfulness to the conversation, and harmony to the company.
  • ’I am so anxious to know you, so anxious to cultivate your good opinion, so desirous that there should be a delicious kind of harmonious family understanding between us,’ said Sir Mulberry, ’that you mustn’t think I’m disinterested in what I do.

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  • When the first novelty of the meeting had worn off, and they began truly to feel how happy they were, the conversation became more general, and the harmony and pleasure if possible increased.
  • I find, running through the performances of this child,’ said Mr Curdle, turning to the phenomenon, ’a unity of feeling, a breadth, a light and shade, a warmth of colouring, a tone, a harmony, a glow, an artistical development of original conceptions, which I look for, in vain, among older performers—I don’t know whether I make myself understood?’
  • …foregoing conversation with his back planted against the door, ready to oppose any egress from the apartment by force, if necessary, resumed his seat with much satisfaction; and as the water in the kettle was by this time boiling, made a glassful of spirits and water for Nicholas, and a cracked mug-full for the joint accommodation of himself and Smike, of which the two partook in great harmony, while Nicholas, leaning his head upon his hand, remained buried in melancholy meditation.
  • When these things were all forgotten, he hoped that Frank and he might still be warm friends, and that no word or thought of his humble home, or of her who was well contented to remain there and share his quiet fortunes, would ever again disturb the harmony between them.

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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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