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How to use undertones in a sentence

She and Anne stood together at an open window, the one eagerly asking questions, the other answering, all in undertones.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Gerbault and Gane were given to conversation in undertones, and Bailey pursued mysterious purposes in lisping whispers.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
In the other a great quietness, a few people standing in little knots and speaking almost in undertones.
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKINGFILSON YOUNG
None of these first undertones of the spring symphony went unmarked by Doris Cleveland.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
It didn't smell like the heat of the tank's engines; it smelled like molten metal, with undertones of burned flesh.
HUNTER PATROLHENRY BEAM PIPER AND JOHN J. MCGUIRE
I looked out into the room and found that everyone had gone, except Ercole Piacentini, who was talking to the Count in undertones.
THE MAKING OF A SAINTWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
His proposal, sinking to confidential undertones again, took more definite shape.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
They talked long in undertones, Father Victor urging some scheme on Mr. Bennett, who seemed incredulous.
KIMRUDYARD KIPLING
The two boys rushed back to the gate, where the brothers-in-law were still talking eagerly and in undertones.
THE BOY SETTLERSNOAH BROOKS
Speaking personally, however, I failed to discover the greenish undertones that are a feature in Duccio's work.
CATHEDRAL CITIES OF ITALYWILLIAM WIEHE COLLINS

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