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accent
 n.  the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note; distinctive manner of oral expression
Classic Sentence: (102 in 7 pages)
1  "Aye, that's her," answered Mrs. Medlock, speaking with a Yorkshire accent herself and jerking her head over her shoulder toward Mary.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Finally a spade struck upon the coffin with a dull woody accent, and within another minute or two the men had hoisted it out on the ground.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  These few words were uttered with an accent that left no doubt of his sincerity; Dantes rose, dispersed the fragments with the same precaution as before, and pushed his bed back against the wall.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
4  Alas," returned the captain with an accent of the most profound pity, "we ought always to help one another.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
5  There was a moment's silence, and then a voice, in excellent French, although, with a foreign accent, said, "Welcome, sir."
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
6  "No, excellency; and never shall I forget it," returned Peppino, with an accent of profound gratitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
7  "But they appear to speak French with a very pure accent," said Danglars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
8  Villefort pronounced these words with an accent which would have made the count shudder had he heard him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
9  "I am at your service, sir," said the abbe, with a marked Italian accent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.
10  This was said in excellent Tuscan, and with that soft Roman accent which makes the language of Dante as sonorous as that of Homer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
11  Mercedes uttered these words with such deep anguish, with an accent of such intense despair, that Monte Cristo could not restrain a sob.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 89. A Nocturnal Interview.
12  He might be recognized, not only by these signs, but also from the accent with which he spoke to the postilion, as a Frenchman.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
13  "Dentro la testa," replied the same voice, with the same menacing accent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
14  "Oh," he cried, in an accent of despair, "the count has deceived me; I am yet living;" and extending his hand towards the table, he seized a knife.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
15  Friends," cried Tholomyes, with the accent of a man who had recovered his empire, "Come to yourselves.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  He used to affect a foreign accent.
2  He had developed a slight American accent.
3  The kids all put on a phoney American accent.
4  I'm told I have a very pronounced English accent when I speak French.
5  I thought I could detect a slight West Country accent.
6  Many celebrities develop a working class accent to increase their street-credibility.
7  Her foreign accent was barely perceptible.
8  He speaks with a strong southern accent.
9  He mimicked her southern accent.
10  Kim adopts a southern accent when speaking to family back home.
11  There's no way you can disguise that southern accent.
12  They were all copying my accent and pissing themselves laughing.
13  The other boys laughed so unmercifully at what they termed my affected accent.
14  You also have to imagine that in an odd mongrel accent of Sicilian born and raised, but learned English in a Scottish slum.
15  And if I had loved him less I should have thought his accent and look of exultation savage; but, sitting by him, roused from the nightmare of parting -- called to the paradise of union -- I thought only of the bliss given me to drink in so abundant a flow.