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discord
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The Mill on the Floss
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as in: discord amongst the group Define
conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate or (especially in the form "discordant"): seeming different or wrong along with everything else
  • ...was a source of discord between himself and his parishioners,

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  • There is too much discord in the team.
  • There is too much discord in their home.

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as in: discordant music Define
unpleasant sound -- especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
  • ...he felt inclined to make the piano shriek in utter discord.

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  • She described the loud discordant music as a form of torture.
  • She heard the discordant clanging of pots in the kitchen.

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unspecified meaning
  • This wide national life is based entirely on emphasis,—the emphasis of want, which urges it into all the activities necessary for the maintenance of good society and light irony; it spends its heavy years often in a chill, uncarpeted fashion, amidst family discord unsoftened by long corridors.
  • The jar of this interruption, the discord of Tom’s tones coming across the notes to which Philip was vibrating in soul and body, would have been enough to unhinge his temper, even if there had been no question of Poulter the drilling-master; and Tom, in the hurry of seizing something to say to prevent Mr. Poulter from thinking he was afraid of the sword when he sprang away from it, had alighted on this proposition to fetch Philip, though he knew well enough that Philip hated to hearů

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as in: discord amongst the group Define
conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate or (especially in the form "discordant"): seeming different or wrong along with everything else
as in: discordant music Define
unpleasant sound -- especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
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