Tone Sentence Examples
I hoped he could read the tone of my voice.
His tone and expression awoke an old unwelcome feeling.
His tone sounded concerned as he kneeled beside her.
His tone suggested impatience, but his expression gave no clue as to why.
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That she doubted, but his tone was confident.
Her tone was cautious but respectful.
If his tone was any indication, he wanted more.
Lathum's tone lost some of the edge.
His expression and tone were anything but understanding.Advertisement
His tone was terse.
Prince Vasili readily adopted her tone and the little princess also drew Anatole, whom she hardly knew, into these amusing recollections of things that had never occurred.
The single word spoken by Davis held a tone that silenced Royce like a slap to the mouth.
Hey, who's there? he called out in a tone only used by persons who are certain that those they call will rush to obey the summons.
Alex spoke from behind her, his tone less than friendly.Advertisement
I don't like him, she added in a tone admitting of no rejoinder and raising her eyebrows.
His tone was flat and uninterested.
Cade's tone was a little startled and a lot amused.
His tone sounded a little alarmed, and she glanced up at him.
His tone was sharp.Advertisement
She took a bite of her sandwich and glanced up when he finally spoke, his tone brusque.
His tone was soft but lethal.
All present were astonished when she appeared not only to hear a whistle, but also an ordinary tone of voice.
Her stomach contracted at his tone and the look on his face.
The sharpness of his tone made her jump.Advertisement
That's all that concerns me, he replied in a hard tone.
When the storm had blown over he returned to London, and employed his leisure in works which were less political in their tone.
It contained many and terrible truths as to the royal refusal to sanction the decrees and as to the king's position in the state; but it was inconsistent with a minister's position, disrespectful if not insolent in tone.
All his work shows a judicial tone of mind, and is remarkable for the charm of its style.
He had expressed an opinion that the true art of memory was not to be gained by technical devices, but by a philosophical apprehension of things; and the cardinal de Berulle, the founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, was so struck by the tone of the remarks as to impress upon the speaker the duty of spending his life in the examination of truth.
The correspondence took an ethical tone.
He protested against the violent anti-Semitism of the time, and, in spite of the moderate tone of his publications, drew upon himself unqualified censure.
About 1350 she went to Rome, partly to obtain from the pope the authorization of the new order, partly in pursuance of her self-imposed mission to elevate the moral tone of the age.
A greater sobriety of tone was introduced both into life and literature with the accession of Vespasian.
Your leg? shouted the commander with a tone of suffering in his voice, while there were still five men between him and Dolokhov with his bluish-gray uniform.
His tone was less than convinced.
They were published after his death by his son, William Theobald Wolfe Tone (1791-1828), who was educated by the French government and served with some distinction in the armies of Napoleon, emigrating after Waterloo to America, where he died, in New York City, on the 10th of October 1828.
Fichte's general views on philosophy seem to have changed considerably as he advanced in years, and his influence has been impaired by certain inconsistencies and an appearance of eclecticism, which is strengthened by his predominantly historical treatment of problems, his desire to include divergent systems within his own, and his conciliatory tone.
The greater richness of tone of the modern pianoforte is a better compensation for any bareness that may be imputed to pure two-part or three-part writing than a filling out which deprives the listener of the power to follow the essential lines of the music. The same holds good, though in a lesser degree, of the resources of the harpsichord in respect of octavestrings.
The genius of the modern pianoforte is to produce richness by depth and variety of tone; and players who cannot find scope for such genius in the real part-writing of the 18th century will not get any nearer to the 18th-century spirit by sacrificing the essentials of its art to an attempt to imitate its mechanical resources by a modern tour de force.
But experiment shows that in this condition much of the violin part sounds incomplete; and the truth appears to be that Haydn is thinking, like any modern composer, of the opposition of two solid bodies of tone - the pianoforte and the stringed instruments.
But it is equally certain that the pure violoncello tone in large masses belongs to a distinctly different region of orchestral effect.
Chamber-music. - Bach's and his contemporaries' combinations with the harpsichord show the natural fondness, in his day, for instruments of a tone too gentle for prominent use in large rooms, or indeed for survival in modern times.
A frequent combination was flute, violin and harpsichord (very probably with a violoncello doubling the bass), and in more than one case the violin was partly tuned lower to soften its tone.
The receiving apparatus consisted of a multiplier, in the centre of which were pivoted one or two magnetic needles, which either indicated the message by the movement of an index or by striking two bells of different tone, or recorded it by making ink dots on a ribbon of paper.
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The fishing is largely carried on by boats from Tone del Greco, in the Gulf of Naples, where the best coral beds are now exhausted.
The ministerial majority was over three hundred, and although the Extreme Left was somewhat increased in numbers it was weakened in tone, and many of the newly elected reds were hardly more than pale pink.
An attempt was made to add nine articles of a strong Calvinistic tone, which were drawn up by Dr Whitaker, regius professor of divinity at Cambridge, and submitted to Archbishop Whitgift.
These evil tendencies in the popular presentation of Christianity undoubtedly begot in Shaftesbury's mind a certain amount of repugnance and contempt to some of the doctrines of Christianity itself; and, cultivating, almost of set purpose, his sense of the ridiculous, he was too apt to assume towards such doctrines and their teachers a tone of raillery.
At the same time Hallam by no means assumes the tone of the mere scholar.
The tone of the "Panegyric" certainly lends itself to the supposition of some historians that Trajan was inordinately vain.
When unemployed in work or study he was not averse to the society of boon companions, gave himself readily to transient amours, and corresponded in a tone of cynical bad taste.
Fragment Hypothesis.-The previous theories have brought to light and emphasized the fact that within the Apocalypse there are passages inconsistent with the tone and character of the whole.
Some modern scholars (among whom Harnack was formerly numbered, though he has modified his views on the point) feel a difficulty about the peremptory tone which Ignatius adopts towards Polycarp. There was some force in this argument when the Ignatian Epistles were dated about 140, as in that case Polycarp would have been an old and venerable man at the time.
Their tone is stimulating and lofty.
The most remarkable of the works from this period are - (I) the Bestimmung des Menschen (Vocation of Man, 1800), a book which, for beauty of style, richness of content, and elevation of thought, may be ranked with the Meditations of Descartes; (2) Der geschlossene Handelsstaat, 1800 (The Exclusive or Isolated Commercial State), a very remarkable treatise, intensely socialist in tone, and inculcating organized protection; (3) Sonnenklarer Bericht an das grossere Publicum iiber die neueste Philosophie, 1801.
But as a rule most of those who have adopted this view have done so without the full and patient examination which the matter demands; they have been misled by the difference in tone and style between the earlier and later writings, and have concluded that underlying this was a fundamental difference of philosophic conception.
She rubbed her neck, sensing the evil and determination in his tone.
Hannah asked in a hushed tone.
At his sharp tone, she quickly changed the subject, saying, "After the meeting, I have to go."
With me, he said in a hushed tone.
At his tone, she softened.
He sensed the demon.s pain behind its attempt at a chipper tone.
Whatever that brings, you.ve been my only brother and friend, Rhyn replied in the same tone.
He drew near but stopped just out of arms. reach, alerted by her sharp tone.
Kiera managed a hurt tone and rolled on her side to frown at her blurry best friend of fifteen years.
Kiera's tone grew more hurt.
She eyed him, not sure his patronizing tone wasn't meant to rile her.
Anger flared at the tone of his voice.
She was murmuring in a frustrated tone.
She looked up at him, unable to determine his tone.
His tone didn't change, as if she'd just told him she was going shopping instead of sacrificing the rest of her life for his people.
I got some ideas and I have a few feelers out, Fred answered, a defensive tone in his voice.
Dean started to protest but his wife began carrying the packed ornaments from the room and asked in her sweetest tone if he could remove the now-dried Christmas tree and finish a short list of Bird Song chores she'd drawn up earlier.
Cynthia spoke in a consoling tone as both women rose.
There followed a long pause, followed by an abrupt thank-you and a dial tone.
By the tone of the letters Rachael wrote to her, the family appeared somewhat estranged from one another.
Dean asked, not in a friendly tone.
But Cynthia's tone betrayed her disbelief in the words she was saying.
The tone of Rachael's letters is most unnatural.
Dean asked, a no-nonsense tone to his voice.
The tone was not as loud as before, but near a snarl.
Dean said, trying to force a tone of normalcy into his strained voice.
There followed silence, then a dial tone.
Sarah took on a tone of desperation.
Do you think maybe we could start over, with a more civil tone perhaps?
Her voice assumed a tone of urgency.
The bounty of New England's autumn surrounded them, and the sun reflected off the leaves as if it were playing with the tone, searching for the perfect combination of pigment.
No, but maybe you could skip the florist and tone down the table settings.
They ate in silence for a while and finally Gerald spoke, his tone conversational.
Carmen eyed Katie coolly and responded in a dry tone.
Katie's expression and tone were caustic.
Something about his tone put her on edge.
Alex held a chair for Lori, and Josh glanced uncomfortably at Carmen, running a hand through unruly red hair as he spoke under his breath in a sarcastic tone.
Her tone was light, but Josh scowled at her.
His eyes flashed, but his tone remained conversational.
It sounded like his voice, but she had never heard that tone.
Ed whinnied down by the barn, and then nickered in a higher tone.
Gerald's tone was sarcastic.
Something about Mr. Tim's urgent tone told her this wasn't an exercise.
He was quiet for a moment before he spoke in a softer tone.
Green eyes sparkled despite her irritated tone.
He looked up at Dan's curious tone.
She jumped at his tone and took the micro in shaking hands.
He didn't think he'd heard such a happy tone in his life.
Dan asked in a hushed tone.
The nurse raised an eyebrow but didn't jump at his sharp tone.
Tim had said not to mess with anything, but she'd heard the anger in Kelli's tone when she mentioned the feds.
Brady glanced up at Elise's hard tone, sensing she'd not yet absorbed the fact the government she served had splintered.
Lana flushed at the matter-of-fact tone Mike, Kelli's husband, took.
The resignation in her tone sounded like a farewell. Gabe studied her, uncertain what could stop Death from doing anything she pleased. She was not only letting him go when she shouldn't, but she was telling him just how much time he had to get Katie out of the underworld. Gabriel knew something was wrong if Death was turning her back on the duty of collecting souls, a duty she normally took such joy in. She'd been unwilling to do that for him when their relationship had been at its peak.
At her hushed tone, Rhyn turned.
But I'm feeling sleepy now, Toby said suddenly in a rushed tone.
The words were faint but firm in the same tone Katie had taken with him in the dreamland.
Then Dean was listening to a dial tone.
He was left listening to a dial tone and beginning to seriously question their bizarre relationship.
He couldn't tell from the tone of her response if she was offended.
The camping area was a riot of color, with thousands of bodies wrapped in every tone and shade of tight-fitting Lycra, each an individual fashion statement on a rock-hard frame.
Burgess spoke in a low tone but showed no reluctance to talk.
Katie's tone was dry.
His voice was soft, but the tone was firm.
His tone was light, but his expression remained solemn.
Katie said with exasperation in her tone.
Focusing her attention on the pan of potatoes, she clamped the lid back on and kept her tone even.
She said in a measured tone.
He didn't know what she was saying, but he knew that tone.
His tone was doubtful and he let the subject drop.
Feeding on emotion, his tone became harsh.
His tone was flat.
When she didn't respond he concluded in a controlled tone.
She ignored the significance in his tone.
His tone was terse, and yet laced with excitement.
The conviction in his tone was poignant.
The doctor turned red at her acidic tone and glanced at his chart.
Katie's tone was exasperated.
He was quiet for a few minutes, and then finally spoke in a controlled tone.
Alex leaned on the porch rail, addressing Josh in a conversational tone.
His tone was still conversational.
He spoke in a hushed tone and when he came back to the kitchen, his face was pale.
The Watcher took a step back at his lethal tone.
His tone was beyond insulting.
His tone quieted her, and she stared up at him, breathing heavily.
He ignored her pointed tone.
He did not like the tone of her voice, at once considering and deceptive.
Sirian managed a relieved note in his tone.
By his uneven tone, he was as much at a loss of his choice as she was.
Her ominous tone did not register with him.
Sirian replied in his clipped tone.
At his flat tone, the prince glanced at Vara.
Her stomach tensed at his expression and tone.
He glanced up at her, his expression and tone sarcastic.
It wasn't a suggestion and there was nothing sympathetic about his tone.
His tone was a firm statement that instructions would be followed henceforth.
Most of the time his tone was devoid of any emotion.
It was in his tone and his eyes.
His tone became controlled.
He said in an even tone.
His gaze held hers for a moment, and when he spoke, his tone was injured.
He responded in a controlled tone without looking at her.
She spoke through clenched teeth and her tone must have been convincing because he looked scared.
He flinched at her words and his tone became harsh.
She said in an accusing tone.
Yet when he spoke, his tone was conversational.
Rob's eyes flashed fire, but his tone was cold.
Gerald didn't respond for a moment, but when he did, his tone and expression would have melted steel.
The tone combined with the much coveted endearment of 'Dad' caught him totally off guard.
She glanced up sharply, but his terse tone and sober expression were belied by the twinkle in those gray-green eyes.
At the door he paused with his hand on the knob, his tone once again authoritative.
His tone was crisp.
Clara watched her intently, but her tone was casual.
His eyes twinkled with the very devil, but his expression and tone were incredulous.
His tone was indignant.
When he answered, his tone was terse.
His tone indicated that it merely was a statement of fact.
Protective anger stirred at his dismissive tone.
I know what time of day you brush your hair, he said in the same calm tone.
Xander smiled at the bitterness in Ingrid's tone.
The words seemed to be meant as a joke, but there was an edge in Gerry's tone that made her think he knew Xander much better than he let on.
Can we stop here, get back on schedule and just forget about the photo shoot? she asked in what she hoped was a level tone.
She winced at his tone.
By Jule's tone, he suspected Xander wasn't going to let Jessi go.
At the general elections of March I9o9, over a score of Clerical deputies were returned, Clericals of a very mild tone who had no thought of the temporal power and were supporters of the monarchy and anti-socialists; where no Clerical candidate was in the field the Catholic voters plumped for the constitutional candidate against all representatives of the Extreme Left.
A large number of writings in the tone of the Orphic religion were ascribed to Orpheus.
There is throughout his works more balancing of colour than fineness of tone.
It is struck by a wooden beam swung on the outside, and only at the changes of the night-watches, when its deep tone may be heard in all parts of the city.
They met with a quick and easy sale, were very extensively read, and very liberally and deservedly praised for the unflagging industry and vigour they displayed, though just exception, if only on the score of good taste, was taken to the scoffing tone he continued to maintain in all passages where the Christian religion was specially concerned, and much fault was found with the indecency of some of his notes.'
For some months he found amusement in the preparation of the delightful Memoirs (1789) from which most of our knowledge of his personal history is derived; but his letters to friends in England, written between 1788 and 1793 occasionally betray a slight but unmistakable tone of ennui.
It is taken, strangely enough, from an Israelite source, but the tone of the whole is quite dispassionate and objective.
This interest and the popular tone of the history may be combined with the fact that the literature does not take us into the midst of that world of activity in which the events unfolded themselves.
In Germany Jews are still rarely admitted to the rank of officers in the army, university posts are very difficult of access, Judaism and its doctrines are denounced in medieval language, and a tone of hostility prevails in many public utterances.
These are unequivocally pantheistic in tone, and the desire of the soul to escape and rest with God is expressed with all the fervour of Eastern poetry.
The Getica of Jordanes shows Gothic sympathies; but these are probably due to an imitation of the tone of Cassiodorus, from whom he draws practically all his material.
On one point both friends and enemies agree, and that is his brusquerie and his want of tact in the management of men; Oncken points out with some reason the "schoolmasterish" tone of his letters, even to the king.
The pupils at Brienne, far from receiving a military education, were grounded in ordinary subjects, and in no very efficient manner, by brethren of the order, or society, of Minims. The moral tone of the school was low; and Napoleon afterwards spoke with contempt of the training of the "monks" and the manner of life of the scholars.
The same tone was maintained in his speech on introducing the naval estimates.
It has passed through a far greater number of editions than any other work on natural history in the whole world, and has become emphatically an English classic - the graceful simplicity of its style, the elevating tone of its spirit, and the sympathetic chords it strikes recommending it to every lover of Nature, while the severely scientific reader can scarcely find an error in any statement it contains, whether of matter of fact or opinion.
This anonymous writer,' he says, acquired his learning by teaching others, and adopted a dogmatic tone, which has caused him to be received at Paris with applause as the equal of Aristotle, Avicenna, or Averroes.
The various continuations of William of Tyre above mentioned represent the opinion of the native Franks (which is hostile to Richard I.); while in Nicetas, who wrote a history of the Eastern empire from 1118 to 1206, we have a Byzantine authority who, as Professor Bury remarks, "differs from Anna and Cinnamus in his tone towards the crusaders, to whom he is surprisingly fair."
It is, however, characterized throughout (except in some scribal additions) by a definite thought, and pervaded by a definite tone of feeling.
Its phenomena are, however, perfectly real, and can be observed wherever artistic conditions make the tone of a mass of harmony more important than the interior threads of its texture.
This is of constant occurrence in classical pianoforte music, in which thick chords are subjected to polyphonic laws only in their top and bottom notes, while the inner notes make a solid mass of sound in which numerous consecutive fifths and octaves are not only harmless but essential to the balance of tone.
It was valued chiefly on account of its brilliancy of tone and its inertness in opposition to sunlight, oil, and slaked lime (in fresco-painting).
The favourite colour is a uniform sandy, or pale grey tone, but characters directly related to capacity for speed have received most attention.
By his own example of simplicity of life, he put to shame the luxury and extravagance of the Roman nobles and initiated in many respects a marked improvement in the general tone of society.
They left behind them, however, many influential members, who may be described as a middle party, and who strove to give a more " evangelical " tone to Quaker doctrine.
Meanwhile, and throughout his long episcopate of thirty-two years, he foreshadowed the zeal and the enlightened policy later to be displayed in the prolonged period of his pontificate, building and restoring many churches, striving to elevate the intellectual as well as the spiritual tone of his clergy, and showing in his pastoral letters an unusual regard for learning and for social reform.
The sons of the family were familiarized with vice, and the general tone of the younger generation was lowered by their intimate association with a despised and degraded class.
But the landlord's interest and the general tone of feeling alike modified practice even before the intervention of legislation; they were habitually continued in their holdings, and came to possess in fact a perpetual and hereditary enjoyment of them.
It is this definitely rational tone that constitutes the differentia of the teaching of the sages.
Yet, with this adoption of the Greek point of view, the tone and spirit of this literature remain Hebrew.
The tone of the demand offended Bayezid, who rejected it in terms equally sharp. As a result Timur's countless hordes attacked and took Sivas, plundering the town and massacring its inhabitants.
Meanwhile Timur sent letters after the fugitive sons of Bayezid promising to confer on them their father's dominions, and protesting that his attack had been due merely to the insulting tone adopted towards him by Bayezid and to the entreaties of the dispossessed princes of Asia Minor.
The works of the old school in all its periods are entirely Persian in tone, sentiment and form.
Their colour is usually some tone of yellow with dashes of red, brown and green, and they frequently emit a pungent odour.
Though, in the embroidery of vestments, many colours may be used, these five above named must severally give the dominant tone of colour on the occasions for which they are appointed.
The second and third, addressed respectively to a cardinal (Perraud) and a bishop (Le Camus), are polemical or ironical in tone; the others are all written to friends in a warm, expansive mood; the fourth letter especially, appropriated to Mgr Mignot, attains a grand elevation of thought and depth of mystical conviction.
The tone of the work is Catholic and anti-Gnostic. For the bibliography of the subject see Hennecke, NT.
Intense application during early youth had weakened a constitution never robust, and led to accesses of feverish exaltation culminating, in the spring of 1761, in an attack of bilious hypochondria, which permanently lowered the tone of his nervous system.
From an artistic standpoint, these stories are rather laboured productions, besides being ultra-romantic in tone; but it must be remembered that they were written mainly with an educational object, and, moreover, they deserve high praise for their style.
With characteristic versatility, he adopted the serious tone of the new age, and busied himself for the next twenty years with historical, philosophical and statistical writings.
He is definitely anti-Platonic, and his language sometimes takes even a nominalistic tone, as when he declares that the species is nothing more than a thought or conception gathered from the substantial similarity of a number of dissimilar individuals.
But the moral tone of the Magyar church at this period was very low.
The tone of this diet was passionate, and the government was fiercely attacked for interfering with the elections.
The moderates, alarmed not so much by the motion itself as by its tone, again tried to intervene; but on the 13th of March the Vienna revolution broke out, and the king, yielding to pressure or panic, appointed Count Louis Batthyany premier of the first Hungarian responsible ministry, which included Kossuth, Szechenyi and Deak.
Of importance, too, is Ignacz Acsady's History of the Magyar Empire (2 vols., Budapest, 1904), though its author is too often ultra-chauvinistic in tone.
The lyrics of Anthony Varady (1875, 1877) are somewhat dull and unequal in tone; both he and Baron Ivor Kaas, author of Az itelet napja (Day of Judgment, 1876), have shown skill rather in the art of dramatic verse.
Almost simultaneously with the rise of the Kisfaludy society, works of fiction assumed a more vigorous tone, and began to present just claims for literary recognition.
The tone of the letters became very warm, and the cardinal, convinced that Marie Antoinette was in love with him, became ardently enamoured of her.
Didymus, writing in the year 60, made the first step towards establishing this pleasant-sounding scale upon a mathematical basis, by the discovery of the lesser tone; but unhappily he placed it in a false position below the greater tone.
On the other hand, in a collection intended for synagogue use - and the second collection of psalms is as a whole far more suitable to a synagogue than to the Temple - where there would not be a large choir and orchestra of skilled musicians, it would obviously be desirable to state whether the psalm was to be sung to a Davidic, Asaphic or Korahite tone, or to give the name of a melody appropriate to it.
Again, the general tone of large parts of this collection is much more cheerful than that of the Elohistic psalm-book.
Far firmer is the tone of his later letter to the same archbishop, where he contends from historical evidence that the papal judgment is not infallible, and encourages his brother prelate not to fear excommunication in a righteous cause, for it is not in the power even of the successor of Peter "to separate an innocent priest from the love of Christ."
In England, on the other hand, it was thought by most people that if a firm enough attitude were adopted Mr Kruger would " climb down," and the effect of this error was shown partly in the whole course of the negotiations, partly in the tone personally adopted by Mr Chamberlain.
Then his tone rises, Jerusalem can and must be redeemed; he even seems to see the great divine act in process of accomplishment.
Evidently derived from the Chinese, of which it appears to be a very ancient dialect, the Annamese language is composed of monosyllables, of slightly varied articulation, expressing different ideas according to the tone in which they are pronounced.
What is understood by a" tone " in this language is distinguished in reality, not by the number of sonorous vibrations which belong to it, but rather by a use of the vocal apparatus special to each.
By means of six accents, one bar and a crotchet it is possible to note with sufficient precision the indications of tone without which the Annamese words have no sense for the natives.
Their tone is for the most part apologetic, and indicates a great sensitiveness to criticism.
Health depends on the maintenance of a proper" tone "in the body - some diseases being produced by excess of tone, or" spasm "; others by" atony,"or want of tone.
As early as 1794 the government had information that placed Lord Edward under suspicion; but it was not till 1796 that he joined the United Irishmen, whose aim after the recall of Lord Fitzwilliam in 1795 was avowedly the establishment of an independent Irish republic. In May 1796 Theobald Wolfe Tone was in Paris endeavouring to obtain French assist ance for an insurrection in Ireland.
His tone is quite unlike that in which Virgil or even Horace addresses Maecenas.
Eine Prophetenstimme aus der Gegenwart, in which, starting from texts in the Old Testament and assuming the tone of a prophet, he discussed topics of every kind.
A similar series of excellent teachings on practical wisdom and the blessings of a virtuous life, only of a severer and more uncompromising character, is contained in the Sa`adatnama; and, judging from the extreme bitterness of tone manifested in the "reproaches of kings and emirs," we should be inclined to consider it a protest against the vile aspersions poured out upon Nasir's moral and religious attitude during those persecutions which drove him at last to Yumgan.
Its tone is strongly anti-Jewish.
The king said in a threatening tone, "Then we shall sound our trumpets," whereupon Capponi tore up the document in his face and replied, "And we shall ring our bells."
Their tone is hostile to Henry IV.
Noteworthy features of his preaching were its original and prophetic character, and its high ethical tone, as shown e.g.
John's appearance, costume and habits of life, together with the tone of his preaching, all suggest the prophetic character.
He also pointedly alludes to John's work and the people's relation to it, in many sayings and parables (sometimes in a tone of irony).
The Genesis fragments have less of the heroic tone, except in the splendid passage describing the rebellion of Satan and his host.
As has been said above, the tone of many portions of the Heliand is that of a man who was no mere imitator of the ancient epic, but who had himself been accustomed to sing of heroic themes.
The violent tone of some of his printed manifestoes about this time, especially of his Lob des Konigs u.
After the death of his more moderateminded friend Adolf Sander (March 9th, 1845), Hecker's tone towards the government became more and more bitter.
In the last generations before the fall of Jerusalem, however, it was pro nounced in a low tone so that the sounds were lost in the chant of the priests.'
The foot of the tone reached from Naples by electric railway, and thence a wirepc railway (opened in 1880) carries visitors to within I5o yds.
On the other hand the democratic tone which distinguishes Micah from Isaiah, and his announcement of the impending fall of the capital (the deliverance of which from the Assyrian appears to Isaiah as the necessary condition for the preservation of the seed of a new and better kingdom), are explained by the fact that, while Isaiah lived in the centre of affairs, Micah, a provincial prophet, sees the capital and the aristocracy entirely from the side of a man of the oppressed people, and foretells the utter ruin of both.
A much more moderate tone pervades the writings of the press since restrictions were entirely removed, and although there are now 1 775 journals and periodicals published throughout the empire, with a total annual circulation of some 700 million copies, intemperance of language, such as in former times would, have provoked official interference, is practically unknown to-day.
The coloring, harmonious but subdued in tone, held a place altogether secondary to that of the outline, and was frequently omitted altogether, even in the most famous works.
The KiOto artists process is much easier than that of his rivals, and although his monochromes are often of most pleasing delicacy and fine tone, they do not belong to the same category of technical excellence as the wares they imitate.
They were generally crude, of impure tone, and without depth or brilliancy.
In purity of tone and velvetlike gloss of surface there is distinct inferiority on the side of the Japanese ware, but in thinness of pale it supports comparison, and in profusion and beauty of incised decoration it excels its Chinese original.
In the products of the KiOto branch the decoration generally covered the whole surface of the piece; in the products of the other branch the artist aimed rather at pictorial effect, placing the design in a monochromatic field of low tone.
It is an easily traced outgrowth of the second branch of the Cloisonless first school just described, for one can readily underEameis stand that from placing the decorative design in a monochromatic field of low tone, which is essentially a pictorial method, development would proceed in the direction of concealing the mechanics of the art rn, order to enhance the pictorial effect.
Such porcelains, however, lack the velvet-like softness and depth of tone so justly prized in the genuine monochrome, where the glaze itself contains the coloring matter, pte and glaze being tired simultaneously at the same high temperature.
The principal manufacture, and that which has given a peculiar tone to the character of the population, is that of linen, though it has somewhat declined in modern times.
It created a new era in periodical criticism, and assumed from the commencement a wider range and more elevated tone than any of its predecessors.
Soon after the introduction of the literary journal in England, one of a more familiar tone was started by the eccentric John Dunton in the Athenian Gazette, or Casuistical Mercury, resolving all the most Nice and Curious Questions (1689-1690 to 1695-1696), afterwards called The Athenian Mercury, a kind of forerunner of Notes and Queries, being a penny weekly sheet, with a quarterly critical supplement.
These periodicals were followed by a number of penny weeklies of a lower tone, such as the Family Herald (1843), the London Jpurnal (1845) and Lloyd's Miscellany.
In 1792 he produced his Caius Gracchus, which was even more revolutionary in tone than its predecessors.
While humour and vivacity characterize the earlier, and urbanity of tone the later development of comedy, the tendency of serious literature had been in the main practical, ethical, commemorative and satirical.
Like Varro, he survived Cicero by some years, but the tone and spirit in which his works are written assign him to the republican era.
Poetry thus acquired the tone of the world, kept in close connexion with the chief source of national life, while it was cultivated to the highest pitch of artistic perfection under the most favourable conditions of leisure and freedom from the distractions and anxieties of life.
The names of the species, both English and scientific, have been bestowed from its capacity of successfully imitating the cry of many other birds, to say nothing of other sounds, in addition to uttering notes of its own which possess a varied range and liquid fullness of tone that are unequalled, according to its admirers, even by those of the nightingale.
There was nothing of stoical austerity or of rhetorical indignation in the tone in which he treated the vices and follies of his time.
The tone of the passage when compared with the disciplinary methods of the synagogue indicates that its purpose was to introduce elements of reason and moral suasion in place of sterner methods.
They soon reached Rome, and a Dominican monk, Prierius, wrote a reply in defence of the papal power, in an insolent tone which first served to rouse Luther's suspicion of the theology of the papal Curia.
His speech and tone, however, were moderate on these exciting subjects, and he claimed the right to stand free of pledges, and to adjust his opinions and his course by the development of circumstances.
The anti-Jewish tone of the second part suggests the neighbourhood of Jews, from whom the Christians were to be sharply distinguished.
But more important than all this, perhaps, is the thoroughly practical tone which Guido assumes in his theoretical writings, and which differs greatly from the clumsy scholasticism of his contemporaries and predecessors.
It has been supposed by many that he lived to a great age, and argued that "the never-to-be-mistaken fundamental tone of his performance is the quiet talkativeness of a highly cultivated, tolerant, intelligent, old man" (Dahlmann).
When we are invited to the Mysteries the masters use another tone.
Some curious effects were observed in the formation of harmonics in the rear of the primary tone used.
In some cases of echo, when the original sound is a compound musical note, the octave of the fundamental tone is reflected much more strongly than that tone itself.
It is not easy to determine the exact point at which the impulses fuse into a continuous tone, for higher tones are usually present with the deepest of which the frequency is being counted, and these may be mistaken for it.
His remarkable result that two waves give some sense of pitch, in fact a tone with wavelength equal to the interval between the waves, has been confirmed by other observers.
The simplest form of wave, so far as our sensation goes - that is, the one giving rise to a pure tone - is, we have every reason to suppose, one in which the displacement is represented by a harmonic curve or a curve of sines, y=a sin m(x - e).
The chief experimental basis for supposing that a train of longitudinal waves with displacement curve of this kind arouses the sensation of a pure tone is that the more nearly a source is made to vibrate with a single simple harmonic motion, and therefore, presumably, the more nearly it sends out such a harmonic train, the more nearly does the note heard approximate to a single pure tone.
If the harmonic corresponding to the resonator is present its tone swells out loudly.
The vibration in some way arouses the sensation of the corresponding tone.
According to this theory, then, when a pure tone is received the auditory apparatus corresponding to that tone is most excited, but the apparatus on each side of it is also excited, though by a rapidly diminishing amount, as the interval increases.
If the sensations corresponding to these neighbouring elements are thus aroused, we have no such perception as a pure tone, and what we regard as a pure tone is the mean of a group of sensations.
The sensitiveness of the ear in judging of a given tone must then correspond to the accuracy with which it can judge of the mean.
The intensity of the stream of energy passing per second through a square centimetre when a given pure tone is sounded is more definite and can be measured.
He used a spherical Helmholtz resonator resounding to the tone to be measured.
The first mode of vibration gives the " fundamental tone," and the succeeding modes are termed " overtones."
Smith, though recognizing the unpleasantness of beats, could not accept Sauveur's theory, and, indeed, it received no acceptance till it was rediscovered by Helmholtz, to whose investigations, recorded in his Sensations of Tone, we owe its satisfactory establishment.
But we have to remember that with strings, pipes and instruments generally the fundamental tone is accompanied by overtones, called also " upper partials," and beating within the dissonance range may occur between these overtones.
For a full discussion see his Sensations of Tone, ch.
But the interval is still dissonant, and this is to be explained by the fact that the two tones unite to give a third tone of the frequency of the beats, easily heard when the two primary tones are loud.
This tone may be within dissonance range of one of the primaries.
There will be a tone frequency 480 - 256 =224, and this will be very dissonant with 256.
The tone of the frequency of the beats was discovered by Georg Andreas Sorge in 1740, and independently a few years later by Giuseppe Tartini, after whom it is named.
Formerly it was generally supposed that the Tartini tone was due to the beats themselves, that the mere variation in the amplitude was equivalent, as far as the ear is concerned, to a superposition on the two original tones of a smooth sine displacement of the same periodicity as that variation.
We may illustrate the first method by taking a case discussed by Helmholtz (Sensations of Tone, app. xvi.) where the two sources are reeds or pipes blown from the same wind-chest.
The second is termed by Helmholtz the difference tone, and the third the summation tone.
The conditions assumed in this investigation are probably nearly realized in a harmonium and in a double siren of the form used by Helmholtz, and in these cases there can be no doubt that actual objective tones are produced, for they may be detected by the aid of resonators of the frequency of the tone sought for.
There is not much difficulty in detecting the difference tone by a resonator if it is held, say, close to the reeds of a harmonium, and Helmholtz succeeded in detecting the summation tone by the aid of a resonator.
But there is no doubt that it is very difficult to detect the summation tone by the ear, and many workers have doubted the possibility, notwithstanding the evidence of such an observer as Helmholtz.
The tone of the canvass was one of unusual bitterness, amounting sometimes to actual ferocity.
But as the army and the navy grew year by year, the tone of Japanese policy became firmer.
Possibly the narrator, or redactor, desired to tone down the traces of mythology.
Its opening section, recalling to its hearers the passing of the mists of idolatry before the revelation in Jesus Christ, is markedly similar in tone and tenor to passages in the Epistle to Diognetus.
And, as literature since his time has been chiefly differentiated from literature before it by the colour and tone resulting from this combination, Rousseau may be said to hold, as an influence, a place almost unrivalled in literary history.
Yet when Richelieu died in December of the same year he allowed himself to speak of him in a jealous and satirical tone.
He was never attached to any party; the tone of his mind was to suspect whoever was in power.
These inauspicious beginnings, indeed, set the whole tone of the war, which was frankly one of mutual extermination.
Of such monosyllables there are less than two thousand, and therefore many syllables have to do duty for the expression of more than one idea, confusion being avoided by the tone in which they are spoken, whence the term" tonal,"which is applied to all the languages of this family.
Four of the simple tones are marked in the written character by signs placed over the consonant affected, and the absence of a mark implies that the one remaining tone is to be used.
A complication is caused by the fact that the consonants are grouped into three classes, to each of which a special tone applies, and consequently the application of a tonal sign to a letter has a different effect, according to the class to which such letter belongs.
Froude's temperament was sensitive, and he suffered from these attacks, which were often unjust and always too savage in tone.
While this habit was doubtless aggravated by the amount of his journalistic work, it seems originally to have sprung from what may be called a professorial spirit, which occasionally appears in the tone of his remarks.
At this time the tone of the Russian court was extremely liberal, humanitarian enthusiasts like Peter Volkonsky and Nikolai Novosiltsov possessing great influence.
Himself a Catholic priest - "the glory of the priesthood and the shame" - the tone of the orthodox clergy was distasteful to him; the ignorant hostility to classical learning which reigned in their colleges and convents disgusted him.
The book was deliberately unpopular in tone; it excited much controversial comment and some serious and useful discussion.
Even Hume, in various passages of his Treatise, speaks of himself as recovering cheerfulness and mental tone only by forgetfulness of his own arguments.
This tone, which fairly represents the attitude of ancient sceptics, is rare among the moderns, at least among those who are professed philosophers.
For some time affairs hung in the balance, but Alexander could not mistake the tone of his opponents.
Joseph Warton's idea that the story is introduced by Virgil as a protest against the Roman custom of deification is not supported by the general tone of the Aeneid itself.
The roughness of much of the country gave a peculiar tone to the strategy of the combatants.
From the study of these contemporary and genuine documents, he elaborated the theory that the earliest Christianity, the Christianity of Jesus and the original apostles, was wholly Judaistic in tone and practice.
It fed itself, not upon the laws, but upon the narrative, the prophetical and the poetical writings of the Old Testament, and it had a more spiritual and ethical tone than the Halaka.
In private life he was undoubtedly an amiable man, although the dogmatic tone that disfigures portions of his writings procured him many opponents.
Even in that earliest part of his book which is mainly a recapitulation of his experiences and work in the reign of Josiah, his tone is one of absolute hopelessness as to the future of the nation.
They are well concealed by the colour of their upper parts, which in most cases agrees with the prevailing tone of their surroundings, mostly arid, stony or sandy localities; the large spikes FIG.
For in requiring these religions to impart certain prescribed religious truths, and to inculcate the highest moral tone, it burdened them with problems to which they were unequal.
In Giftas (" Married," 1884) he produced twelve stories of married life to support his view of the sex question; this was followed in 1886 by a second collection with the same title, which was written in a more violent tone and lacked some of the art of the earlier attack.