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elaborate
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The Great Gatsby
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  • It was that night he sent for me at his dance, and you should have heard the elaborate way he worked up to it.
  • Daisy was not a Catholic, and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie.
  • Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay.
  • Precisely at that point it vanished — and I was looking at an elegant young rough-neck, a year or two over thirty, whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd.
  • Mrs. Wilson had changed her costume some time before, and was now attired in an elaborate afternoon dress of cream-colored chiffon, which gave out a continual rustle as she swept about the room.
  • I had talked with him perhaps half a dozen times in the past month and found, to my disappointment, that he had little to say: So my first impression, that he was a person of some undefined consequence, had gradually faded and he had become simply the proprietor of an elaborate road-house next door.

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  • Please elaborate on the reasons you think this is the best plan.
  • As we talked, she elaborated on her idea

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