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resonate
used in Middlemarch

3 uses
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Definition
of a sound:  deep and rich

or:  to evoke a sympathetic or reinforcing response by bringing feelings or memories to mind

or more generally:  when something has reinforcing effects
  • Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion.
    Prelude (45% in)
  • But no sooner did he face the four eyes than he had to rush through the nearest door which happened to lead to the dairy, and there under the high roof and among the pans he gave way to laughter which made a hollow resonance perfectly audible in the kitchen.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (85% in)
  • Lydgate could see again the peculiar interchange of glances before Mr. Hawley started up, and said in his firm resonant voice, "Mr.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (95% in)

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