Discordant sentence example

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  • The usual cry is harsh and discordant, but many softer notes are employed.

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  • Darian closed his eyes and watched the discordant memories flickering through her mind, not wanting her to suffer alone.

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  • Don't pick a font color for your text that contrasts with the background in a discordant way.

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  • Like music, what will suit the voice of one person will sound discordant from another.

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  • But it would be inappropriate to end on even a slightly discordant note.

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  • Both strike a discordant note in the typical Dartmoor landscape of steep-sided wooded valleys carrying rivers and streams down from the moors.

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  • He discards whatever is most seriously discordant with the bulk of the available statements.

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  • The music that Carl Davies has written is complex, often discordant but the group took it on with ease.

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  • One would expect this random method of notation to be discordant, however the resultant music is surprisingly reminiscent of classical piano minuets.

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  • If the results with the anti-D reagents are discordant or equivocal, the tests should be repeated.

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  • Nearly all of them activate utterly discordant ' sympathetic resonances ' within my awareness; they seem to me altogether too far-fetched!

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  • The vestibule was filled with the discordant sounds of a struggle and of a tipsy, hoarse voice.

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  • Nearly all of them activate utterly discordant ' sympathetic resonances ' within my awareness; they seem to me altogether too far-fetched !

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  • In 1513 the arrival of its first bishop, who later also exercised the function of general inquisitor, added one more to the discordant elements ruling the island.

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  • The results of experiments as to the effect of magnetization were for long discordant and inconclusive, sufficient care not having been taken to avoid sources of error, while the effects of hysteresis were altogether disregarded.

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  • It became a question between Amalric and Nureddin, which of the two should control the discordant viziers, who vied with one another for the control of the decadent caliphs of Egypt.

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  • Our information concerning him is so imperfect, and the scanty notices preserved to us from his work are so meagre and discordant, that it is difficult to arrive at anything like a sound conclusion.

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  • It is little wonder, then, that the several reductions of the collected results were internally discordant so as to leave outstanding a considerable " probable error," but showed themselves able to yield very different conclusions when the same set was discussed by different persons.

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  • Moreover, it could not have become an official code; it would be impossible to transform into so many laws either the discordant texts which Gratian endeavoured to reconcile or his own Dicta; a treatise on canon law is not a code.

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  • This one was slightly discordant, and contrasted a moody chorus verse with a brighter, sweeter chorus verse with a brighter, sweeter chorus.

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  • O ' Sailor's discordant piano riff sounds suitably creepy, but it might easily have sounded cartoonish.

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  • Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.

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  • Can a man consent to place the object of his affection in a situation so discordant, probably, to her tastes and inclinations?

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  • It delves into the dark underbelly of human relationships to expose the sometimes harmonious, sometimes discordant emotions that affect us all.

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  • And those of the eighth group are not only uninintelligible without the assumption of evolution, but can be proved never to be discordant with that hypothesis, while, in some cases, they are exactly such as the hypothesis requires.

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  • It will be seen that with the exception of the Grand Saint Graal, which has now been practically converted into an introduction to the Quete, no two versions agree with each other; indeed, with the exception of the oldest Gawain-Grail visit, that due to Bleheris, they do not agree with themselves, but all show, more or less, the influence of different and discordant versions.

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  • And this is when he is carried out of himself, when the discordant qualities of his genius are, so to say, fused together by the electric spark of an immediate inspiration.

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  • In these dissensions it was inevitable that Philip Augustus and Richard I., already discordant, should take contrary sides; and while Richard naturally sided with Guy de Lusignan, who came from his own county of Poitou, Philip as naturally sided with Conrad.

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  • A more amiable and a more harmless man never lived; and this was much in that age of discordant passions and lawless licence.

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  • His very defects were among the chief elements of Pelham's success, for one with a strong personality, moderate self-respect, or high conceptions of statesmanship could not have restrained the discordant elements of the cabinet for any length of time.

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  • Or again, the process of scientific induction is a threefold chain; the original hypothesis (the first unification of the fact) seems to melt away when confronted with opposite facts, and yet no scientific progress is possible unless the stimulus of the original unification is strong enough to clasp the discordant facts and establish a reunification.

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  • Such a state of things could live on only under an enlightened despotism; the discordant elements could not join to work out really free and national institutions.

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  • As to whether the spots are regions of higher or lower temperature than the photosphere, the best qualified judges are reserved or discordant, but recent evidence seems to point very definitely to a lower temperature.

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  • His cabinet in great part Ad been dictated to him in r 809 by a senatorial clique, and it was hopelessly discordant; for two years he was to all intents and purposes his own secretary of state, Robert Smith being a mere figure-head of whom he gladly got rid in 181 r, giving Monroe the vacant place.

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  • The term is applied article of the Christian faith,"due to the introduction of" foreign elements "and resulting in a perversion of Christianity, and an amalgamation with it of ideas discordant with its nature (Fisher's History of Christian Doctrine, p. 9).

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  • Hence Adam is a discordant being, created in the image of Satan, but carrying within him the stronger spark of light.

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  • There is no longer the measured quiet sound of throbbing activity, like the sound of boiling water, but diverse discordant sounds of disorder.

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