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overtone -- as in: a menacing overtone
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Dune
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  • I’m told it means ’well-dipper,’ a meaning with rather important overtones here.
  • He will shift the conversation next to something seemingly innocent, but with ominous overtones, she told herself.
  • SIHAYA: Fremen: the desert springtime with religious overtones implying the time of fruitfulness and "the paradise to come."
  • In the subtleties of the Fremen tongue, the word meant "something acquired in battle" and with the added overtone that the something no longer was used for its original purpose.

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

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