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  • They possess the art (learned from the pulpit) of rounding an uneuphonious sentence by dwelling on a single syllable — of striking a balance in a top-heavy period by lengthening out a word into a melancholy quaver.

    Lay Morals

  • Note the distortion of his voice, which is uneuphonious even when undistorted.

    The Norby Chronicles

  • The name, by no means uneuphonious, is yet suggestive of associations far from attractive.

    Adèle Dubois A Story of the Lovely Miramichi Valley in New Brunswick

  • Handicapped by a somewhat uneuphonious patronymic, MARY PICKFORD has established her rule without recourse to any of the disputable methods adopted by her predecessor.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 192-06-30

  • The cabin is a well-built two-story structure, its uneuphonious but fitting name having been given it because its outer walls are formed of bark-covered slabs.

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • Richard Curie, a tailor by trade, who, having enlisted in the army and risen to the rank of captain, changed his uneuphonious name to Monsieur l'Espérance, married a Mömpelgard butcher's daughter, and settled in her native town.

    A German Pompadour Being the Extraordinary History of Wilhelmine van Grävenitz, Landhofmeisterin of Wirtemberg

  • "My dear Clara," he protested gently, "I never admitted I was such an undraped, uneuphonious, square-cornered word as that."

    No. 13 Washington Square

  • The girl was somewhat too young for the work she was going to do, and considerably too inexperienced, but she had a kindergarten diploma in her pocket, and being an ardent follower of Froebel she thought a good many roses might blossom in the desert of Tar Flat, the rather uneuphonious name of the kingdom.

    The Girl and the Kingdom Learning to Teach

  • I asked your mother, when we were left alone, if she had any objection to me other than my uneuphonious and suggestive surname.

    Ladies-In-Waiting

  • People did not wait until ten o'clock for "functions" to begin; neither did they give them that uneuphonious name.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago

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