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noun as in introduction, approach


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Though his overtures were rebuffed, he remained committed, even after his Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, to promoting state-by-state abolition.

Activists with whom the Washington Blade has previously spoken say church teachings on homosexuality and gender identity remains unchanged despite these overtures.

Despite the president’s overtures, many church groups continue to meet in person.

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The city initially rejected overtures to buy the building because Doug Manchester, a supporter of Mayor Kevin Faulconer, owned a stake in the building, and his involvement could invite accusations for the mayor.

In spite of such overtures, they did play their role in defending many of the important frontier castles.

Every night on the radio, The Lone Ranger came on, and we learned to love the sound of the William Tell Overture.

And the opening ballet between the overture and "Runyonland" wasn't working; it was out, it was back in, it was out again.

And he should publicly reject any Iranian military overture of assistance.

Encouragingly, it seems the group was actually rewarded for this overture.

Bob Woodward's scoop today about Roger Ailes's overture to David Petraeus is well worth your time.

The overture is over, the curtain is about to rise on the drama of Georgie's married life.

Nowadays many organists find it possible to play the Overture to Tannhauser; the writer pleads guilty himself.

He had composed a string quartet in B major, and an overture in F major.

I am very busy (upon the orchestration of the C minor overture composed during the summer).

The overture in C minor, referred to in this letter, was submitted to Nicholas Rubinstein a few days later.

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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overture, such as: bid, invitation, presentation, proposal, proposition, and signal.

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