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  • noun discordance


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  • Enter Cambridge's Caius College by its elegant Renaissance Gate of Honour and you find yourself in a small, unreconstructed medieval courtyard, but there is no feeling of discordancy or even disconnection.

    British architecture: The English Renaissance 2011

  • A definite degree of discordancy amidst the throbbing here...

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  • Oh! what a bitter discordancy grated upon my ears that day when the tragic chorus was directed by this same

    Peace 2000

  • And if this disparate and ill-matched household needed a symbol to crystallize its discordancy, it received it in the shape of a bloodhound puppy, which had acquired the attractive habit of placing its paws on your shoulders while it peed on your legs.

    An Autobiography Peter, Ustinov 1977

  • It throws a fatality on that marriage which seems unnatural even to those who yet do not suspect that the discordancy lies deeper than in the complexion.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873 Various

  • "Hurrah!" shouted Seth Allport, his ringing voice making itself heard above the sound of the rushing water and the echoing chorus of the men's cheers; but, an instant after, his exclamation of delight was changed to one of dismay, as a flight of arrows and the ping of rifle bullets whistled around the party, while the dread war-whoop of their Indian assailants burst forth in all its shrill discordancy.

    Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek

  • The word slaves was avoided, on account of the existing toleration of slavery, and its discordancy with the principles of the Revolution; and from a consciousness of its being repugnant to those propositions to the Declaration of

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society

  • Often in a picture certain conditions are laid down to start with; something as ugly as our original group of lines drawn at random has to be treated pictorially, and it is by means such as here suggested that its discordancy can be subdued and the whole brought into harmony with the shape of your panel.

    The Practice and Science of Drawing Harold Speed

  • But it is this discordancy of measure and subject, together with the obviously laboured rhymes and the halting of the sense, which in general, we think, have shut out the Spenserian school from popular reading, and have caused a distinguished critic [J] to say, that the

    Early Reviews of English Poets John Louis Haney

  • They shaded their faces with parasols in which the four Transvaal colours were combined; and they sang with every possible variety of discordancy Transvaal hymns, especially the Transvaal national anthem.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back Edward P. Lowry


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