- n. Plural form of overtone.
“People should be allowed to disagree, (hopefully in a civil way) ... that's democracy at it's best ... but to suggest that his outburst deserves punishment because of "racial overtones" is ridiculous.”
“Just in case you are wondering what giblets are doing in the last answer, giblets is the translation of the popular grilled beef restaurant dish ホルモン, or hormone, which I wonder if it has similar overtones to that of the English word from which the Japanese derives.”
“European social democracy", especially in its French form, with its revolutionary overtones, is Hell: high taxes, low cash, high government intervention, general irresponsibility, lobotomized minds, controlled prices, frequent strikes and daily moral lessons.”
“A better, and bloodier, tale, and one with satirical overtones, is "Keesh, the Son of Keesh" (Ainslee's Magazine, January, 1902) in which London has serious thoughts about the consequences of the white man's influence on the Indian, his primitive life and life-beliefs.”
“I am comfortable with the claim that L-types would "take a radically pro-market view" I consider myself a mostly-L with lesser degrees of P and C, despite the pejorative overtones of "radical".”
“‘Democracy’ has had a narrower range of referents, and always involved involvement of entire political communities (however defined, and never, of course, universal) in political affiars; it long had pejorative overtones of mob-rule, but steadily gained in prestige after about1700.”
“‘Democracy’ has had a narrower range of referents, and always involved involvement of entire political communities however defined, and never, of course, universal in political affiars; it long had pejorative overtones of mob-rule, but steadily gained in prestige after about1700.”
“Originally a noun in the Wolof language of western Africa, signifying a person highly attuned to his or her surroundings, it had acquired pejorative overtones in the urban ghettoes of the northern United States, where African Americans used it as a term of contempt for whites who appropriated black mannerisms.”
“He manages to talk tough on crime without racial overtones, which is unprecedented in the post-Agnew years.”
“She recommends a little less eyeliner unless you are going for the sexual overtones, which is (apparently) what VAnity Fair was going for ..”
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Verbal 'wtf' exchanges; odd moments of conversation and socializing.
words used by the NYT's perfume critic, Chandler Burr in a recent article 'reviewing' three fragrances, or in my satirical response to Chandler's review.
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