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- v utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
- v recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
- v speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
- s uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting
their chantlike intoned prayers
- intoned Schiffgens, the self-styled Raja of Germany.
- At the outset of Fox's Celebrity Boxing Wednesday night, announcer Michael Buffer stood proudly in the middle of the ring and intoned with a straight face, "Ladies and gentlemen .
- Standing at the spot where Founding Father Moses Cleaveland allegedly landed in 1796, a student held aloft a plastic bag full of garbage and intoned: "This is my bag.
- Christopher Hitchens in The Australian
Referring to the 2001 instruction, Hitchens wrote: "The accusations, intoned Ratzinger, were only treatable within the church's own exclusive jurisdiction. Any sharing of the evidence with legal authorities or the press was utterly forbidden....
- Lincoln Chafee in Providence Journal
Democratic senators, Chafee writes, "went down to the meetings at the White House and the Pentagon and came back to the chamber ready to salute. With wrinkled brows they gravely intoned that Saddam Hussein must be stopped. Stopped from what? They...
- Franz Liszt in LimaOhio.com
As an explanation of the piece's title, Liszt stated in a preface: "What else is our life but a series of preludes to that unknown Hymn, the first and solemn note of which is intoned by Death?"