1 The curtain had not yet risen and the overture was being played.
2 Just then the last chords of the overture were heard and the conductor tapped with his stick.
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 DumasContext 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.
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.
6 For comfort, he made overtures to the honey- colored cat which lay on the sunny window sill in the front hall.
7 Tom watched the little lady a great deal, before he ventured on any overtures towards acquaintanceship.
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 DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
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.
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.