TONE


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TONETrial of Nonpharmacologic Interventions in the Elderly (weight loss study)
TONETexas Organization of Nurse Executives (Austin, TX)
TONETilted Optimised Nonsaturating Excitation
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And what IS this on my head?' she exclaimed in a tone of dismay, as she put her hands up to something very heavy, and fitted tight all round her head.
G., in a tone which implied that her indignation would fizz and ooze a little, though she was determined to keep it corked up, "you'd far better hold your tongue.
Both tone and shadow struck Amy, for she had seen and heard them before, and now she looked up in time to catch a new expression on Laurie's face--a hard bitter look, full of pain, dissatisfaction, and regret.
The tone of the reply was sharp, with a dash of irony in it.
Are you here on leave?" he went on in his usual tone of indifference.
With golden comb so lustrous, And thereby a song sings, It has a tone so wondrous, That powerful melody rings.
`Come, my head's free at last!' said Alice in a tone of delight, which changed into alarm in another moment, when she found that her shoulders were nowhere to be found: all she could see, when she looked down, was an immense length of neck, which seemed to rise like a stalk out of a sea of green leaves that lay far below her.
The even tone has two variations differing from each other only in pitch; the oblique tone has three variations, known as "Rising, Sinking, and Entering." In a seven-syllable verse the odd syllables can have any tone; as regards the even syllables, when the second syllable is even, then the fourth is oblique, and the sixth even.
The bell has a tone that is wondrous sweet; let us stroll thither, and examine the matter nearer." And the rich people drove out, and the poor walked, but the way seemed strangely long to them; and when they came to a clump of willows which grew on the skirts of the forest, they sat down, and looked up at the long branches, and fancied they were now in the depth of the green wood.
Henrietta heard this remark; she smiled, and without turning her head towards him, but giving only to the tone of her voice that inflection of gentle reproach, and languid impertinence, which women and princesses so well know how to assume, she murmured, "I have already hinted, my lord, that you must have taken leave of your senses."
She could never let things be (this in a peculiar tone which he checked at once) and he really would take it very kindly of me if I came to break the tete-e-tete for a while (that is if I had no other engagement.
"Why didn't you have your courses hauled up at once, then?" he asked in a tone that ought to have made my blood run cold.