Example sentences for: overtones

How can you use “overtones” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Some familiar phrases--such as go to work on --are plain idioms with no cultural overtones.

  • And of course a large mass murder at a high school, especially with the Nazi and goth and geek overtones, resonates with the public, and media, more than day traders in Atlanta, but the coverage was mind-numbing.

  • The liberal overtones of this synthesis are not surprising when you consider where the National Greatness cons come from.

  • Fact: the word was already taking on prejudicial overtones a century and a half ago.

  • William Safire argues that "Jesuitical" has by now developed a sense devoid of any overtones of prevarication: "subtle, intricate, moralistic reasoning, informed by a rigorous logic" is his definition.


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