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- adj. Having a regular, rhythmic cadence.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of cadence. (verb)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Measured; rhythmical; regular; expressed or executed with measured regularity: as, a cadenced step; cadenced sound; “the cadenced surges of an unseen ocean,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by a rhythmical cadence
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Surely this passage is just as cadenced, just as precise and as evocatively creepy as it was when O'Connor wrote it.
The Observer praised "the sheer delight of his style – that sustained, lucid, precise and subtly cadenced prose that can keep you inside the dynamic thoughts of one of his characters for as many pages as he wants".
It came with a slurring rush upward, swelling to a great heart-breaking burst of sound, and dying away in sadly cadenced woe -- then the next rush upward, octave upon octave; the bursting heart; and the infinite sorrow and misery, fainting, fading, falling, and dying slowly away.
"Quindlen is in classic form, with strong characters and precisely cadenced prose that builds in intensity."
Bernard-Henri Lévy sounds high and mighty, his speech cadenced and emphatic.
With its warm and sympathetic heroines and its finely cadenced prose, this collection demonstrates that [Adichie] is keeping faith with her talent and with her country.
Lush, cadenced and often disconcerting, this is an accomplished first effort.
The result, Messrs. Jones and Meyer say, was a "clean, easy - flowing, and pleasantly cadenced piece of writing."
It's a psychologized style that is in many ways indebted to the work of the filmmaker Ross McElwee, whose self-deprecatingly cadenced voice-overs sound almost like a model for Mr. Block's.
Without doubt, the memorable of these came on August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, in a repetitious, cadenced recital, "I have a dream..."