Example sentences for: overtones

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

  • An outstanding exception is geopolitics , acknowledgedly from German Geopolitik , but even in that case there are antedating overtones from Swedish and French.

  • 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.

  • DISABLED PARKING PLACES conjure up a nice version of a handicapped car park while MOTORCYCLE BAY SUSPENDED has overtones of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

  • The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano (ignoring the murder of a gentleman-in-waiting to the pope, which was given big play in all other European newspapers because of its apparent homosexual overtones), called for "a clear and decisive intervention" in Algeria to stop the massacres from sliding into "genocide."

  • The Latin, Greek, or Old English roots are readily discernible (though I cannot explain the -etz in the last case), and generate few if any metaphorical overtones.


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