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This feeling had been accentuated by the Ishmaelite life he had led from his puppyhood.

Accentuated forms of pathological masochism are, however, rare in women.

His air of weary indifference was accentuated, I could not help thinking, wilfully.

But I recognized that this was only the humming I had heard before, accentuated.

Probably it is natural; probably it is accentuated by your residence in feverish cities.

Those features are accentuated and exaggerated by the deformations which are practiced.

The crackle of the legal paper in his reefer pocket only accentuated his gloom.

It seemed to her, also, that the grimness in his face was accentuated of late.

A nose and chin, moulded with beauty and precision, accentuated his handsome face.

With each new event of this life the loss of Luther was accentuated.

WORD ORIGIN

1731, from Medieval Latin accentuatus, past participle of accentuare "to accent," from Latin accentus (see accent (n.)). Originally "to pronounce with an accent;" meaning "emphasize" is recorded from 1865.

Related: Accentuated; accentuating.

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