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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of intonate.


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  • He told me that he -- he intonated that he wasn't happy with the original story.

    CNN Transcript Dec 22, 2009

  • At the centre of this debate was Jaspers 'critique of Bultmann's strategy of scriptural de-mythologization: that is, his attempt to clarify the truth-contents of the scriptures by eliminating the historical or mythological elements of the New Testament, and by concentrating, in an existentially intonated exegesis, on the perennially valid and present aspects of the Bible.

    Karl Jaspers

  • When Boca responded, each word was measured and intonated gorgeously, as though he'd memorized lines.

    The Best Revenge

  • Mr. and Mrs. Reed, Lisa's parents, sat motionless as the minister intonated Lisa's wonderful qualities and her contributions to the community.

    Baby Magic

  • He said the police were forced to show results and intonated that if his client, Mr Zulu, was refused bail it would be a notch on the police's belt.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Another kind of water -- also very matutinal in its delivery, -- the "_Aqua vita_," is intonated by the _Aquavitario_, in a sharp kestrel key, -- hear him!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847.

  • "Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours, and our enemies laugh among themselves," intonated Eliezer.

    An Obscure Apostle A Dramatic Story

  • And at last, when Sister Hyacinthe had clapped her hands, the whole carriage intonated the "Te Deum," the hymn of praise and thanksgiving.

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Volume 5

  • The bearers, the priests, and the ailing ones themselves had just intonated a canticle, the song of Bernadette, and all rolled along amid the besetting "Aves," so that the little carts, the litters, and the pedestrians descended the sloping road like a swollen and overflowing torrent of roaring water.

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Volume 2

  • Who that has ever heard it, can forget the sounds of the various notes with which these little people intonated their 'Aleph, Zubbin ah, Zair a, Paiche oh,' as they moved backwards and forwards in their recitations?

    Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field


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