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The Mill on the Floss
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  • The contralto will not care to catechise the bass; the tenor will foresee no embarrassing dearth of remark in evenings spent with the lovely soprano.
  • In that case, the linnet-throated soprano and the full-toned bass singing,— "With thee delight is ever new, With thee is life incessant bliss," believed what they sang all the more because they sang it.
  • The sense of mutual fitness that springs from the two deep notes fulfilling expectation just at the right moment between the notes of the silvery soprano, from the perfect accord of descending thirds and fifths, from the preconcerted loving chase of a fugue, is likely enough to supersede any immediate demand for less impassioned forms of agreement.

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  • His voice cracked and he hit a soprano note.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The sirens droned on, a soprano counterpoint to the bombs’ relentless bass, their pitch so eerily human it sounded like every soul in London had taken to their rooftops to cry out collective despair.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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