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discord
used in The Mill on the Floss

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
discord amongst the group
Definition
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form discordant):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
  • ...was a source of discord between himself and his parishioners,
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (16% in)
discord = conflict
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2  —1 use as in:
discordant music
Definition
unpleasant sound — especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
  • ...he felt inclined to make the piano shriek in utter discord.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (77% in)
discord = unpleasant sound
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  • This wide national life is based entirely on emphasis,—the emphasis of want, which urges it into all the activities necessary for the maintenance of good society and light irony; it spends its heavy years often in a chill, uncarpeted fashion, amidst family discord unsoftened by long corridors.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (80% in)
  • The jar of this interruption, the discord of Tom's tones coming across the notes to which Philip was vibrating in soul and body, would have been enough to unhinge his temper, even if there had been no question of Poulter the drilling-master; and Tom, in the hurry of seizing something to say to prevent Mr. Poulter from thinking he was afraid of the sword when he sprang away from it, had alighted on this proposition to fetch Philip, though he knew well enough that Philip hated to hear...
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (71% in)

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