Example sentences for: overture

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

  • My problem is that I want my manuscript back, and while Jane apologized profusely for the way things went, she refuses to retrieve it for me, saying that the woman would misconstrue this as an overture.

  • We hear the horns of The Mikado overture, then Leigh cuts to the fully realized opening scene on stage at the Savoy: "We are gentlemen of Japan …" Just that chorus is enough to reanimate the audience--to make people sit up and grin.

  • For Berger's authorization, see NSC memo, TNT to Berger, responding to Taliban's September overture, Oct.20,2000.

  • More hype for Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan . The opening scene is "an overture of pure cinema" and the climax an "almost unbearably thrilling firefight and demonstration of peak-form filmmaking."

  • 2 is that while it helped clear Clinton of the charge of making an aggressive, unwanted sexual overture, it still contradicted the Clinton camp's official line, which was (and is) that there was no sexual overture at all , not even a welcome one.


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