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  • n. Plural form of undertone.


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  • Stockard, who had been talking in undertones with the Teslin woman, now turned to the missionary.


  • As regards what might work best together, I have often proposed that rose with noticeably purple undertones is certainly one particularly appropriate expression as it helps link the colour of this Sunday back to the dominant colour of violet used throughout the rest of the liturgical season that surrounds it.

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  • This pressing question, fraught with all sorts of theological, soteriological, and political undertones, is bravely and soberly (ahem!) addressed in this recent AFP article, which provides the following (admittedly non-systematic) answers:


  • A wall unit in a rubbed, distressed black with gold undertones is a perfect spot for those Buddhas to be displayed.

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  • He grunted and chuckled and swore in undertones while he listened, punctuating her narrative regularly with

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  • While one was telling of some heroic deed recently done by a near relative, the rest of us listened attentively, and exclaimed in undertones, "Han! han!"

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  • The two women walked to the barnyard, discussing Naomi in undertones as they went.

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  • But Mrs. Heriot and Lady John sat with their heads close together on the sofa, discussing in undertones the absorbing subject of the new member of the family.

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  • Her passion for Monsieur de Ramière was a secret to no one but her husband; but as Indiana had as yet given scandal nothing to seize upon, the secret was mentioned only in undertones, and Madame de Carvajal had been confidentially informed of it by more than a score of persons.


  • There was a hurried consultation held in undertones, and then the younger man bent suddenly, and, with a short laugh, caught Nib in his arms.

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