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  • Then applause filled the hall again, some of it not without satiric overtones.†   (source)
  • But she says this with such flirtatious overtones that I can hardly wait to return to the past.†   (source)
  • His behavior carried ominous overtones.†   (source)
  • "From there it's a simple matter of entering the Mountains of Ignorance, full of perilous pitfalls and ominous overtones—a land to which many venture but few return, and whose evil demons slither slowly from peak to peak in search of prey.†   (source)
  • Fainter traces came to his nose as the overtones of a bell sound in a trained ear.†   (source)
  • Something, perhaps, like a man passing on to his son his own father's watch, which the son accepted not because he wanted the old-fashioned time-piece for itself, but because of the overtones of unstated seriousness and solemnity of the paternal gesture which at once joined him with his ancestors, marked a high point of his present, and promised a concreteness to his nebulous and chaotic future.†   (source)
  • I can imagine a scenario where Salander and the Chinese girl are running some sort of escort service with SM overtones.†   (source)
  • He was baritone, had North American accent with Aussie overtones; as "Michelle" he (she?†   (source)
  • Panov had agreed to provide the appropriate psychiatric terminology with the correct Washington overtones.†   (source)
  • Put together all the right overtones at the right power levels so it'd come out like a violin.†   (source)
  • Now she realized that due to today's misadventure she could at last hear the music; it seemed far more crucial to her existence, at the moment than this medical talk, no matter how encouraging its overtones, and so she said, "Do you mind if I turn on the radio?"†   (source)
  • The words, which carried such lyrical and mythological and dramatic overtones, were real and actual—their hearer repeated them to me.†   (source)
  • One of my purposes was to listen, to hear speech, accent, speech rhythms, overtones, and emphasis.†   (source)
  • Then the thought came to me, with dark, more than informational overtones to it: there is a dolphin skeleton in the next room.†   (source)
  • The night air would be thick and warm, tinged with the smell of the chemical plants a mile away, and with the city all around them, the cold lights on the pavement, the car would be cozier than ever, the conversation full of overtones Sol would not yet be catching.†   (source)
  • The Romantic natural philosophy had Aristotelian as well as Neoplatonic overtones.†   (source)
  • The looked at each other across the shadows, the moment taking on overtones of finality.†   (source)
  • With a delicate overtone of rotten camel!†   (source)
  • The departure of six carloads of lettuce packed in ice was given a civic overtone.†   (source)
  • As Fred Clumly, merely mortal, nothing more than--without any grandiose overtones--a man.†   (source)
  • Of course scientists did not appreciate having their discoveries used by the church to promote religion, so they immediately mathematicized the Big Bang Theory, removed all religious overtones, and claimed it as their own.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He will shift the conversation next to something seemingly innocent, but with ominous overtones, she told herself.†   (source)
  • SIHAYA: Fremen: the desert springtime with religious overtones implying the time of fruitfulness and "the paradise to come."†   (source)
  • New discoveries are constantly being made, and many of these discoveries have important political or social overtones.†   (source)
  • The man in black's voice echoed to them, amplified in this natural throat of stone, the sarcasm taking on mighty overtones.†   (source)
  • Nor did I have any idea how to deal with the situation as it stood now, with its overtone of irreconcilable strife.†   (source)
  • Alas, she came to realize that it was this perfectly innocuous fondness, containing no romantic overtone whatever, that Nathan misconstrued, adding fuel to his seething animosity.†   (source)
  • Perhaps only a man so indefatigably good-hearted could recite the catalogue of his worldly goods without sounding odious, but he was able to, in a guttural hybrid English whose dominant overtone, Sophie's ear had learned to detect, was Brooklynese: "Forty thousand dollars a year income before taxes; a seventy-five-thousand-dollar home in the most elegant part of St. Albans, Queens, free of mortgage, with wall-to-wall carpeting plus indirect lighting in every room; three cars, including…†   (source)
  • …man who possessed so many literary references and allusions, both classical and modern, and who within the space of an hour could, with no gratuitous strain, weave together Lytton Strachey, Alice in Wonderland, Martin Luther's early celibacy, A Midsummer Night's Dream and the mating habits of the Sumatran orangutan into a little jewel box of a beguiling lecture which facetiously but with a serious overtone explored the intertwined nature of sexual voyeurism and exhibitionism.†   (source)
  • There was an old overtone in her words, but he was too experienced now to ask, "Is it for me?"†   (source)
  • A glow of light was on the camp, and the soft overtone of a multitude of speakers.†   (source)
  • I even pitched my voice to a low plane, trying to rob it of any suggestion or overtone of aggressiveness.†   (source)
  • His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.†   (source)
  • And as his mother bent down to kiss him— "Keep out of mischief," the barest overtone hardened his father's voice.†   (source)
  • When she spoke her voice had a beautiful low timbre, soft and modulated, and yet with ringing overtones.†   (source)
  • Quentin did not answer him, did not pause, his voice level, curious, a little dreamy yet still with that overtone of sullen bemusement, of smoldering outrage: so that Shreve, still too, resembling in his spectacles and nothing else (from the waist down the table concealed him; anyone entering the room would have taken him to be stark naked) a baroque effigy created out of colored cake dough by someone with a faintly nightmarish affinity for the perverse, watched him with thoughtful and…†   (source)
  • She had a curious trick of pursing her lips reflectively before she spoke; she liked to take her time, and came to the point after interminable divagations down all the lane-ends of memory and overtone, feasting upon the golden pageant of all she had ever said, done, felt, thought, seen, or replied, with egocentric delight.†   (source)
  • The words of Krsna, the world savior, to the wives of the dead Kans carry a frightening overtone; so do the words of Jesus: "I came not to send peace, but a sword.†   (source)
  • Abe cut in, solemn and ponderous, beating it all down with an overtone of earth-bound determination.†   (source)
  • Her appreciation of the ridiculous was keen, and in all things she unerringly saw and felt, where it existed, the touch of sham, the overshading, the overtone.†   (source)
  • It was a thick voice, with something in it—a kind of whistling overtone—that struck me as peculiar; but the English accent was strangely good.†   (source)
  • And then, suddenly, there came from the arcades behind us the overtones of her father's unmistakable voice; it was as if a modified foghorn had boomed with a reed inside it.†   (source)
  • He was listening with pain of spirit to the overtone of weariness behind their frail fresh innocent voices.†   (source)
  • For months every word had seemed to have an overtone of some other meaning, soon to be resolved under circumstances that Dick would determine.†   (source)
  • She felt Dick's ghost prompting at her elbow but she subsided at Tommy's overtone: "I've brutalized many men into shape but I wouldn't take a chance on half the number of women.†   (source)
  • It tasted OK: like chicken soup, but with strange overtones that we couldn't identify.†   (source)
  • There again: the overtone following through the air, third.†   (source)
  • PADDY DIGNAM: (With pricked up ears, winces) Overtones.†   (source)
  • The nasal twang which Englishmen observe in the /vox Americana/, though it has high overtones, is itself not high pitched, but rather low pitched, as all constrained and muffled tones are apt to be.†   (source)
  • I glance through the speeches of Dr. Woodrow Wilson, surely a purist if we have one at all, and find, in a few moments, half a dozen locutions that an Englishman in like position would never dream of using, among them /we must get a move on/,[48] /hog/ as a verb,[49] /gum-shoe/ as an adjective with [Pg026] verbal overtones,[50] /onery/ in place of /ordinary/,[51] and /that is going some/.†   (source)
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