Sentence in Classic:
Thinks I, Queequeg, under the circumstances, this is a very civilized overture; but, the truth is, these savages have an innate sense of delicacy, say what you will; it is marvellous how essentially polite they are.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
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
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
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 Context
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 Vasilievich Gogol Context
Whereupon, Alexander, displeased that a single city should venture to close its gates against him to whom all the rest of the world had thrown theirs open, repulsed the Tyrians, and rejecting their overtures set to work to besiege their town.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
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
Amy was much offended that her overtures of peace had been repulsed, and began to wish she had not humbled herself, to feel more injured than ever, and to plume herself on her superior virtue in a way which was particularly exasperating.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context