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tone in

v.
To match or harmonize with something: The sofa was a strange color, but it toned in well after we painted the walls. That new house doesn't tone in with the rest of the neighborhood.
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He says that is what made him love me," answered Fanny, never calling her lover by his name, but making the little personal pronoun a very sweet word by the tone in which she uttered it.
But there was a tone in her voice, or a shade in her opinions, or a swing of her gloves which served to irritate Mary Datchet, whose manner became increasingly direct, abrupt, and even antagonistic.
Undoubtedly, undoubtedly," broke in Mr Verloc in a deep deferential bass of an oratorical quality, so utterly different from the tone in which he had spoken before that his interlocutor remained profoundly surprised.
POD X3 Dual Tone in a powerful, rack-mountable unit that bridges the gap between stage and studio -
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his colleagues, striking an upbeat tone in their brief statement, described many of the economy's current problems as temporary and caused by the uncertainties surrounding possible military action in Iraq.
Kennedy showed us that another view of the world was possible, one in which self-expression and love of the humanities were even more potent forces than war and the politics of confrontation; she set a tone in Washington unlike anything we had ever known there before--or, unfortunately, since.