question about an instance of "gehalten ist"

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question about an instance of "gehalten ist"

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I'm trying to get a better sense of how "gehalten ist" is being used in the sentence below. Thank you very much for any assistance.
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Die Zeitung verliert sich leider durch solche Bemerkungen in denselben Ton, in dem eine Reihe von anderen Angriffen gegen die Schule gehalten ist.

Attempted translation:
Through such remarks, the newspaper unfortunately falls into the same tone in which a series of other attacks against the school is ... trapped? limited? confined?




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Re: question about an instance of "gehalten ist"

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I think I've figured this out so no need to answer -- halten Ton -- the sentence uses the idea of singing in tune as a metaphor.  :D

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Re: question about an instance of "gehalten ist"

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Through such remarks, the newspaper unfortunately falls into the same tone that is used in a series of other attacks against the school.

It's not actually metaphorical but a very common use of "in etw. halten" where etwas is a tone, mode, color etc.

For example, "ein in dunklen Farben gehaltener Raum" is "a room that is painted in/dominated by dark colors".
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Re: question about an instance of "gehalten ist"

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Thank you very much, tiorthan. Would "maintained" be as close as "used"?:

“With such remarks, the newspaper unfortunately falls into the same tone maintained in a series of other attacks against the school."

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Re: question about an instance of "gehalten ist"

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Yes, a very good match actually.
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Re: question about an instance of "gehalten ist"

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Thank you very much, tiorthan.

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