OVERTURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERTURE
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 n.  an opening or aperture; recess; introductory section or part, as of a poem
Classic Sentence:
1  The curtain had not yet risen and the overture was being played.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VIII
2  Just then the last chords of the overture were heard and the conductor tapped with his stick.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VIII
3  He resolved, therefore, to let things take their course without making any direct overture to the count.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
4  There was an ominous, clanging overture to the charge when the shafts of the bayonets rattled upon the rifle barrels.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
5  Because she was too exhausted by her anger to do otherwise, Scarlett sulkily promised and went home, haughtily refusing any overtures of peace from her household.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
6  For comfort, he made overtures to the honey- colored cat which lay on the sunny window sill in the front hall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER L
7  Tom watched the little lady a great deal, before he ventured on any overtures towards acquaintanceship.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
8  But I resisted all these overtures, and sat there in desperation; each time asking him, with tears in my eyes, for my money or my jacket.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
9  For hardly can it be that I failed to note their overtures and the loftiness of their motives, or that I would not have accepted any wise and useful advice proffered.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
10  In this confidence I sent no embassy, I framed no crafty overtures; myself I have presented mine own person, and come a suppliant to thy courts.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK EIGHTH
Example Sentence:
1  This overture has the potential to call out the real spirit of the so-called Tea Party.
2  Behind Iran's overtures to Washington lie pent-up pressures for change - from sanctions and internal dissent to regional turmoil - that are shaping a rare chance to end decades of hostility.
3  They began making overtures to the Irish government.