Example sentences for: overtones

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

  • Besides, once you remove the mystic overtones of blood ties and kinship, diasporan identity reduces to a piece of circular reasoning.

  • At its weirdest, it's a diatribe shot through with millennial overtones, so that its reach is much larger than just the environment--it's about the ultimate doom of mankind, or something like that.

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

  • 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.

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

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