DISCORDANT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISCORDANT
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 a.  not harmonious; conflicting; disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissonant
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  There were women in the mob near Decatur Street, garishly dressed women whose bright finery and painted faces gave a discordant note of holiday.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
2  In such emergencies, Judy would usually have turned to Lily to fuse the discordant elements; and Miss Bart, assuming that such a service was expected of her, threw herself into it with her accustomed zeal.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  The voices of Edna's disbanding guests jarred like a discordant note upon the quiet harmony of the night.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
4  "I returned day before yesterday," he answered, while he leaned his arm on the keys, bringing forth a crash of discordant sound.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
5  To show himself independent of me, he would start and stagger through with his hymn in the most discordant manner.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  There is no longer the measured quiet sound of throbbing activity, like the sound of boiling water, but diverse discordant sounds of disorder.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX
7  The vestibule was filled with the discordant sounds of a struggle and of a tipsy, hoarse voice.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVII
8  However, as they had left their cars blocking the road a harsh discordant din from those in the rear had been audible for some time and added to the already violent confusion of the scene.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  If discordant, producing harmony--if not to us, to a gigantic ear attached to a gigantic head.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
10  Their voices were horribly shrill and discordant.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
11  Otherwise what is constituted will be discordant in itself, and without stability.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV.
12  With the former everything was of the antiquated and rough-hewn and ill-fitting and unsuitable and badly-adapted and inferior kind; their heads were full of nothing but discord and triviality and confusion and slovenliness of thought.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IX
13  What was new in them was a certain uneasiness and occasional discord, which there used not to be, and which, as Nicholas soon found out, was due to the bad state of their affairs.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I
14  If there is any misunderstanding and discord between you and Mary, I can't blame her for it at all.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VIII
15  To return to the meaning--Are machines the devil, or do they introduce a discord.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Example Sentence:
1  Nothing is quite so discordant as the sound of a junior high school orchestra tuning up.
2  A note of discord surfaced during the leaders' meeting.
3  A note of discord crept into their relationship.
4  A note of discord has crept into relations between the two countries.
5  A note of discord surfaced during the proceedings.
6  The contrasts between rich and poor nations are a source of discord.
7  Watching Tweedledum battle Tweedledee, Alice wondered what had caused this pointless discord.
8  His remark discords with the fact.