Example sentences for: overtones

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

  • 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 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.

  • But its plural form duendes also signified `household gods,' like the Roman Lares and Penates, and took on even broader, pantheistic overtones in duendes de las montañas y de las cuevas `spirits of the mountains and caves.

  • The nomination gets lots of space elsewhere, but only the LAT infuses the vote with racial overtones from the git-go, saying in the first sentence that the vote "killed the candidacy of the first black ever nominated to be Air Force secretary," even though the issues that brought him down were discrepancies in his statements about his career as a pilot and his apparent practice of pressuring subordinates to buy Amway products from him.


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