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overtone -- as in: a menacing overtone
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The Da Vinci Code
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  • In France and Italy, the words for "left"—gauche and sinistra—came to have deeply negative overtones, while their right-hand counterparts rang of righteousness, dexterity, and correctness.
  • Langdon quickly explained that the Rose’s overtone of secrecy was not the only reason the Priory used it as a symbol for the Grail.

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  • overtones of despair
  • a political overtone to her scientific analysis

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