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tone
used in Dracula

10 uses
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Definition
the general feeling, mood, or attitude of something — especially of something said or written
  • The gypsies may not have known the language, but there was no mistaking the tone, in whatever tongue the words were spoken.
    Chapter 27 (80% in)
tone = quality of the voice that expresses a general feeling or attitude
  • How he came there, I know not, but I heard his voice raised in a tone of imperious command, and looking towards the sound, saw him stand in the roadway.
    Chapter 1 (97% in)
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude
  • As he answered me his face grew stern, and he said in quite a different tone, "Oh, it was the grim irony of it all, this so lovely lady garlanded with flowers, that looked so fair as life, till one by one we wondered if she were truly dead, she laid in that so fine marble house in that lonely churchyard, where rest so many of her kin, laid there with the mother who loved her, and whom she loved, and that sacred bell going 'Toll!"
    Chapter 13 (84% in)
  • tone = quality of the voice that expresses a general feeling, mood, or attitude
  • I was touched by the tenderness of his tone, and asked why.
    Chapter 13 (90% in)
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude
  • He said to Renfield in a tone which did not surprise me at the time, but only when I thought of it afterwards, for it was as of one addressing an equal, "Can you not tell frankly your real reason for wishing to be free tonight?"
    Chapter 18 (88% in)
  • tone = sound of voice expressing a general attitude
  • Then Van Helsing said in a quiet grave tone, "Tell us your dream, Mr. Renfield."
    Chapter 21 (22% in)
  • tone = quality of voice expressing a feeling or mood
  • His very tone betray him, or my ears deceive.
    Chapter 23 (44% in)
  • tone = quality of voice expressing a general feeling or mood
  • The stillness was broken by Van Helsing's voice speaking in a low level tone which would not break the current of her thoughts.
    Chapter 23 (84% in)
  • tone = the general feeling, mood, or attitude of something
  • The answer came dreamily, but with intention. It were as though she were interpreting something. I have heard her use the same tone when reading her shorthand notes.
    Chapter 23 (87% in)
  • tone = quality of voice that expresses a general feeling, mood, or attitude
  • All at once two voices shouted out to "Halt!"  One was my Jonathan's, raised in a high key of passion. The other Mr. Morris' strong resolute tone of quiet command.
    Chapter 27 (80% in)
tone = quality of voice expressing an attitude
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