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.

  • 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.

  • Some are moved by the film's themes of redemption and spirituality; Roger Ebert says it's full of "vivid characters, humor, outrage and emotional release" (the Chicago Sun-Times ). Less kind reviews note the "inadvertently racist overtones" of the relationship between Hanks and Duncan (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ) and say the movie has the "suffocating deliberateness of a river of molasses" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ). (David Edelstein the movie in Slate : "not all of the movie is melodramatic, pseudo-mystical drivel--only about two hours and 15 minutes."

  • W illiam Faulkner: Our general image of Clinton's past--Southern poverty with overtones of alcoholism and inbreeding--comes mostly from Faulkner.

  • 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.

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