Are 'without a note of feeling' &'without a hint/sign of horror' interchangeable? Somehow he tells these stories without a note of horror. Do you use 'without a hint/sign of feeling' as in "Somehow he tells these stories without a hint/sign of horror." instead of 'a note of horror' in the top sentence?
Sep 21, 2012 2:20 PM
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Amy, You have the most interesting questions. All these words are interchangeable. "Hint/sign/note" - The word note indicates that the listener is aware of the "music" of the speaker. i.e. the phrase: "I detected a note of sarcasm," means also "I could hear a hint of sarcasm, or a sign of sarcasm in the speakers tone." So for your sentence, all three of those words would work well.
September 21, 2012
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