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  • n. Plural form of cadence.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cadence. (verb)


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  • The dialogue, which ducks and jabs in cadences distinct to the Italian-American vernacular, spits forth like inchoate poetry.

    Fighting Hard to Be Seen

  • I find it exceedingly odd for a senior presidential speechwriter not to have recognized those inimitable cadences from the most brilliant political speechwriter in all of history: Winston Churchill.

    Letters to the Editor

  • For a while the long Latin cadences sounded on through the church; but pres - [Page 70] ently the curé took up in French the Canticle of the Sacred Heart, composed during the war of 1870, and the little congregation joined their trembling voices in the refrain:

    Fighting France

  • He once said he used 700 word cadences repeted in succession to biuld a dramatic and emotional effect.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • The reader must bear in mind, however, that it is upon the tasteful use of phrases and cadences, that is, upon the tasteful employment of variation in radical pitch, that the melody of uttered language depends; and that if it be devoid of this melody, it is both wearisome and unimpressive to the hearer.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • And his cadences were their cadences, the cadences which voiced their woe and what to them was the meaning of the stillness, and the cold, and dark.

    Chapter 2

  • And his cadences were their cadences, the cadences which voiced their woe and what to them was the meaning of the stiffness, and the cold, and dark.

    The Call of the Wild

  • The low and stately music of their cadences is a thing, except in Browne, almost unique, and it is not easy to trace it to any peculiar mannerism of vocabulary or of the arrangement of words.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • Stewart and Robert Pattinson have begun to murmur in precisely the same cadences, which is to say, with no cadence at all! -

  • Now, depending on how busy a store is at a particular time, baristas will use 24 -, 12 - or eight-minute "cadences" to brew coffee so that no variety runs out.

    At Starbucks, It's Back to the Grind


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