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Gender boundaries were rigidly policed, at times with moral overtones, and the social pressures laid upon men and women were very real.
Since this is a law of vibration, it is unscientific to speak of giving an overtone, for all tones contain overtones.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Impassioned it continued, and yet with the overtone of a great pity and tenderness now vibrating through it.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
But now quiet, save for an undescribable, whispering overtone that seemed to permeate the air.
THE WHISPERING SPHERESRUSSELL ROBERT WINTERBOTHAM
In any overtone, the number of the parts or vibrating segments of the string is one more than the number of the overtone.
PHYSICSWILLIS EUGENE TOWER
And the tinkle of myriad glass wind bells held a maddening overtone.
SHOCK TREATMENTSTANLEY MULLEN
The note produced by the vibration of one third of the original string is called the second overtone.
GENERAL SCIENCEBERTHA M. CLARK
Babies flowed out all through the sermon, but there was little cessation of the overtone of whimper.
SAVAGE ISLANDBASIL C. THOMSON
The fundamental tone had not reached him in the garden but the first overtone, an octave above it, had.
There were shouts of derision and mockery—a great overtone of acrid derision—the flag and its owner ignominiously disappeared.
AARON'S RODD. H. LAWRENCE

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