Example sentences for: overtones

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Just compare the overtones and associations of the psalm with the -th and the -s endings:

  • The connection between the limited nation and unbounded equality has paradoxical overtones.

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