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The commercial is redolent of Nazi propaganda.
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having an odor that brings something to mind; or having a strong pleasant odor
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  • The commercial is redolent of Nazi propaganda.
  • Just at this moment how redolent of pleasant associations are its streets, its shops, its warehouses, its factories
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  The Professor
  • The very air from the South seemed to us redolent with death.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  Poems
  • It is something sweet, some scent redolent of school lunchrooms on rainy Thursdays.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • M. Bouc’s tone was redolent of heartfelt disgust.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hyper-mint extract, redolent of all the heady odors of the dark Qualactin Zones, subtle, sweet and mystic.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I entered the immaculate little shop, redolent of freshly sawn pine and oak, and found him working at a shrieking band saw.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • This home was redolent of new wood and clean matting.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The air was redolent with the odor of flowers; the nose was constantly amazed by it.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Peter and I possess a similar command of Korean, though perhaps his grasp is slightly better, his bah-rharn or accent, or, literally, "breeze," is more authentic, still deeply redolent of the old country.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker

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  • The tip of her nose is slightly red, her hair windblown and redolent of the ocean breeze.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Her hair was unwashed and heavy and unsweetly redolent but to me it was a perfect mane.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • From a certain angle, the spring seems so calm: warm, tender, each night redolent and composed.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The place was crowded with people, most of them elderly, spooning their borscht and munching at potato pirogen; and a great noise of Yiddish—a venerable roar—filled the dank and redolent air with unfathomable gutturals, as of many wattled old throats gargling on chicken fat.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was a warm day, redolent with grass and flower scents.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • They weren’t that close — "Who died?" said Janet, swaying over us, a frizzy, silk-bloused presence redolent of weed and beauty products.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • For Daisy was young and her artificial world was redolent of orchids and pleasant, cheerful snobbery and orchestras which set the rhythm of the year, summing up the sadness and suggestiveness of life in new tunes.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He quickly entered the small reception room with its still-unplastered wooden walls redolent of pine, and would have gone farther, but Anton ran ahead on tiptoe and knocked at a door.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Must it not be to that famous elephant, with jewelled tusks, and redolent with myrrh, which was led out of an Indian town to do honour to Alexander the Great?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • ’It’s split right down the middle,’ said Major Sanderson, who had laced his lumpy GI shoes for the occasion and had slicked his charcoal-dull hair down with some stiffening and redolent tonic.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The pale green buds were sticky with resin and redolent of rotting fruit.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • A great grease-spot, redolent of manures and buttermilk!
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • A furry redolence of cinnamon arose from the sack, wafted across Jessica.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • A balmy, soft warmth poured into the room, heavy with velvety smells, redolent of many blossoms, of newly fledged trees and of the moist, freshly turned red earth.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The odour which now filled the refectory was scarcely more appetising than that which had regaled our nostrils at breakfast: the dinner was served in two huge tin-plated vessels, whence rose a strong steam redolent of rancid fat.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Hence we always try to work away from the natural condition of any pleasure to that in which it is least natural, least redolent of its Maker, and least pleasurable.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • But one thing thou wilt not deny, Sancho; when thou camest close to her didst thou not perceive a Sabaean odour, an aromatic fragrance, a, I know not what, delicious, that I cannot find a name for; I mean a redolence, an exhalation, as if thou wert in the shop of some dainty glover?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Stephen, that is when the accosting figure came to close quarters, though he was not in an over sober state himself recognised Corley’s breath redolent of rotten cornjuice.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I poked around, catching an occasional trace of some childhood redolence.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • At that instant, Eragon’s back ruptured in an explosion of agony so intense, he experienced it with all five senses: as a deafening, crashing waterfall of sound; a metallic taste that coated his tongue; an acrid, eye-watering stench in his nostrils, redolent of vinegar; pulsing colors; and, above all, the feeling that Durza had just laid open his back.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She saw a large, empty, shadowy play-house, still redolent of the perfumes and blazonry of the night, and notable for its rich, oriental appearance.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The clean, Spartan room was redolent of Sunday.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Florentino Ariza was looking after his guests in the main salon of the ship, still redolent of fresh paint and tar, when there was a burst of applause on the docks, and the band struck up a triumphal march.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It is redolent of the tawdry decadence of a far-flung but key imperial frontier.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • Built into what appeared to have been the abandoned building, the Tavern was dingy and faintly redolent of mildewed wood, but surprisingly large.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • They were, he said, "the speckled progeny of a vile conjunction, redolent with lurking treason to the Union": Between them and me, henceforth and forever, a high wall and a deep ditch!
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And the entire neighborhood in which it stood was very faintly and yet not agreeably redolent of a commercial life which had long since moved farther south, if not west.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • As warm and bright as so much state may be, as delicately redolent of pleasant scents that bear no trace of winter as hothouse flowers can make it, soft and hushed so that the ticking of the clocks and the crisp burning of the fires alone disturb the stillness in the rooms, it seems to wrap those chilled bones of Sir Leicester’s in rainbow-coloured wool.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Princeton of the daytime filtered slowly into his consciousness—West and Reunion, redolent of the sixties, Seventy-nine Hall, brick-red and arrogant, Upper and Lower Pyne, aristocratic Elizabethan ladies not quite content to live among shopkeepers, and, topping all, climbing with clear blue aspiration, the great dreaming spires of Holder and Cleveland towers.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • For, tonight, those years before her fall, in her aunt’s dark house?that house which smelled always of clothes kept too long in closets, and of old women; which was redolent of their gossip, and was pervaded, somehow, by the odor of the lemon her aunt took in her tea, and by the odor of frying fish, and of the still that someone kept in the basement?came before her, entire and overwhelming; and she remembered herself, entering any room in which her aunt might be sitting, responding to…
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • According to their different social positions they wore tail-coats, overcoats, shooting jackets, cutaway-coats; fine tail-coats, redolent of family respectability, that only came out of the wardrobe on state occasions; overcoats with long tails flapping in the wind and round capes and pockets like sacks; shooting jackets of coarse cloth, generally worn with a cap with a brass-bound peak; very short cutaway-coats with two small buttons in the back, close together like a pair of eyes,…
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • And so, when she read aloud the prose of George Sand, prose which is everywhere redolent of that generosity and moral distinction which Mamma had learned from my grandmother to place above all other qualities in life, and which I was not to teach her until much later to refrain from placing, in the same way, above all other qualities in literature; taking pains to banish from her voice any weakness or affectation which might have blocked its channel for that powerful stream of…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The air was warm and redolent of oatmeal batter, chocolate, and roasting walnuts.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The room was redolent of cloistered women.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But to the rabbits they were redolent with luxury, a feast to drive all other feelings out of mind.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • They multiplied prodigiously, hung abundantly from the trees, crowded the skies until they were redolent of yeast.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Never had Alessandro seen anything like this scarab-shaped city sitting on water, redolent of beauty and the passage of time.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It swings open, accompanied by a flurry of dust, as if it has been sealed for ages, and we step into a meadow redolent of roses.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • But a good many others, /e. g./, /to bulldoze/, /to hornswoggle/ and /to scoot/, were genuine inventions, and redolent of the soil.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The wine was sweet and strong, redolent with the smell of eastern spices, much superior to the thin Ghiscari wines that had filled her cup of late.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
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