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Sample sentences for the GRE study word overture

overture can be used as a noun

1.The overture lightly sounding, the strain anticipating. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.I hear there is an overture of peace. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.Every movement advertised commingled threatening and overture of friendliness. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
4.That made the overture of thy treasons to u. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.The curtain had not yet risen and the overture was being played. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.Just then the last chords of the overture were heard and the conductor tapped with his stick. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.He resolved, therefore, to let things take their course without making any direct overture to the count. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.Thinks I, Queequeg, under the circumstances, this is a very civilized overture but, the truth is, these savages have an innate sense of delicacy, say what you will it is marvellous how essentially polite they are. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
9.has made no tentative overtures towards me. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
10.As the silence became painful I concluded to hazard a little conversation on my own part, as I had guessed that he was making overtures of peace. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
11.He made improper overtures to me to misconduct myself at half past four p.m. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
12.Next morning a council was held, in which it was decided, that before resorting to forcible measures kind and conciliatory overtures should first be made to king Ates in order to induce him to resign the Golden Fleece. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
13.The moan of that wounded beast the French army which betrayed its calamitous condition was the sending of Lauriston to Kutuzov's camp with overtures for peace. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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