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Definition of Tonelessness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Tonelessness
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1. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1897)
"... and tonelessness of a love that appealed to her intellect. He showed her a letter he had received from Laura, laughing at its abuse of Countess ..."
2. The Fortnightly Review (1866)
"Deprived of her darlings, the tonelessness of her days made her look to Wilfrid for commiseration. ..."
3. Modern Studies by Oliver Elton (1907)
"... while strange wings brush their faces without their caring; a tonelessness, in which good things once thought of as a possession unforgettable are only ..."
4. The Philology of the English Tongue by John Earle (1873)
"And so when this adverbial -ly was superadded to the adjectival, the latter shrank into tonelessness, ..."
5. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1896)
"... as this protection is for temporary use during hot weather in cities, often leaves anaemia and tonelessness in its train if its use be persisted in. ..."
6. The Story of Dutch Paintingby Charles Henry Caffin by Charles Henry Caffin (1909)
"... groaning visage of the wounded man, there is nothing save expression, something that comes from the soul, from within outward; tonelessness (atonie), ..."
7. The Story of Dutch Paintingby Charles Henry Caffin by Charles Henry Caffin (1909)
"... from within outward; tonelessness (atonic}, suffering; as it were, the sad joy of collecting H82] ..."
8. A Handbook of Public Speaking by John Dolman (1922)
"tonelessness; a habit of speaking in consonants only, neglecting the vowels; of speaking in noises rather than tones. i See Chapter V; also page 108, ..."