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overture
used in
The Fountainhead
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overture
Used in
The Fountainhead
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  • The Dean smiled and leaned forward confidentially, enjoying the overture to a good deed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What you want, when you unveil it, is one grand fanfare, like an opera overture, like a blast on Gabriel's horn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was in the air of the room, like an overture to the words Weidler uttered, and Roark was not certain of the moment when he heard them, because he thought he had heard them the instant he entered.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Cameron looked at the orange hair, at the hand hanging by his side, its palm to the drawing, the fingers bent slightly, forgotten not in a gesture but in the overture to a gesture of asking or seizing something.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The cold washed the colors of the earth, revealing that they were not colors but only the elements from which color was to come, the dead brown not a full brown but a future green, the tired purple an overture to flame, the gray a prelude to gold.  (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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