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I could hear a tinge of regret in his voice.
  a slight amount; or to contain a slight amount
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  • I could hear a tinge of regret in his voice.
  • The sky was a beautiful blue with just a tinge of pink where the sun was rising.
  • She has a tinge of red in her blond hair.
  • His red hair was cut so short it was just a tinge of rust creeping out of his cap.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed

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  • Dawn breaks, the sun’s rays tracing the sky above Blackcliffs ebony belltower like bloodied fingers, tingeing everyone in the courtyard a lurid red.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Juliet’s rose is thin and young, delicately tinged with pink.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Shards of glass with red-tinged smudges on their razor-thin tips.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • To this day, I can remember her complaints about him, but her words, as they are now, had always been tinged with affection.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Not blood but fire, tinged gold like the ichor of angels.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Mark’s attention was fully on the man in the green suit now, and a sudden gray tinge washed over the man’s face, as if he’d been possessed by some ghostly presence.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • She leaned over my shoulder as she turned the stiff pages, looking for a certain picture but pausing to linger over others, her voice tinged with dreamy nostalgia.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Their visits were particularly refreshing because they weren’t tinged with the guilty knowledge of what I was putting Larry and my family through.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Tall poplars had gone a buttery yellow while the shrubby sumac encroaching on the road was tinged a violent red.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The girl’s privates were terribly swollen and bruised, and there were dried smears of crimson-tinged discharge on her thighs and underside.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Bitterness tinges his voice, but something else is also there.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Now it reached to the very top of the hall, its slender branches stretching out more than ten meters in each direction, creating a canopy of leaves that partially obscured the performers with a veil of green-tinged shadows.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • A distressed look, tinged with fear, despair, disappointment.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Even from afar, Cinder could make out the pale luminescence of her skin, the ruby tinge of her lips.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • We both stared at her hands, which were pink tinged, even in the tropical warmth of our house.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Roses grew along the iron fence, and near the house towered a gigantic elm tree, perhaps older than the building itself, its green leaves tinged with the first yellows of autumn.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • From the way Chaol said "used to" with a tinge of sadness, she assumed much had been lost.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • It had a pale, bluish tinge and there were marks on its neck where the umbilical chord had strangled it.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • With their mossy hair and green skin tinged with orange for the coming autumn, they were no more frightening than a pumpkin vine.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • The afternoon sky looked peculiar, tinged with yellow, and there was so much static in the air that the babies’ soft hair stuck out.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • But whatever he accomplished, whatever joy he felt, it was always tinged with the memory of his beautiful little sister and the horror of her fate.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • I felt proud when Schindler talked with me, although my pride was tinged with anxiety.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Under ordinary circumstances Dell would have turned on the TV to some kind of reality show, and after consuming the meat loaf and enough wine, he would have fallen asleep, usually with his mouth open, which inevitably served as a spout for pink-tinged saliva.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Bod looked up at the city, and was horrified: an emotion engulfed him that mingled repulsion and fear, disgust and loathing, all tinged with shock.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Vivian spreads a hand across her chest, her pink-tinged fingernails as delicate seeming as a baby’s.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • She looked scared, her chest heaving, her face reddening, with tinges of gray skirting the edges.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The sun is sinking farther beyond the clouds, and the bay is a hard gray, just barely tinged with green.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • In fact, I tried to write many things, but my mind was so boggled by the circumstances of my students and my own life was so uncertain and without direction that I found myself writing mawkish doggerel and prose of an extraordinary purplish tinge.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "Hey, I’m sorry," I said, worried about the tinge of green coloring his face.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • His voice became tinged with foreboding.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The lamps in people’s houses cast a yellowish light, not cold and greenish but a buttery dim yellow with a tinge of brown.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • There was a tinge of superiority in the way he said it.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "No thanks, Ojisan," Ben said with a tinge of guilt.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
  • The light was coming up from the east now, just a tinge of paler grey on the horizon, but enough to keep me from stumbling as Frank led me through a gap he had found in some alder bushes near the top of the path.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The corners of his lips were still tinged with blood.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Red-tinged froth bubbling at his nostrils.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Cal meets my eyes, a silver blush tingeing his cheeks.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Pretty petals tinged with hate, scented sweet and so to bait.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • The voices were odd, tinged with echo; some of the words were completely foreign—others felt familiar.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Or perhaps it was that, in the old man’s eyes, the div found not even a tinge of fear.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • There was a tinge of desperation in his voice.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • When he spoke, it was with a tinge of guile and tenderness.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Mr. Fix evidently was not wanting in a tinge of self-conceit.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • She knew what he had been thinking and felt a tinge of amusement at how young he seemed.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • I sniffed the air; there was a tinge of autumn in it.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Draco Malfoy didn’t go red, but a pink tinge appeared in his pale cheeks.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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