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elegant
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The Idiot
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  • He had sat down just opposite to Nastasia, whose fingers he now took, and raised to his lips with great elegance, and much courtesy.
  • Many of them expected to be thrown downstairs at once, without further ceremony, the elegant and irresistible Zaleshoff among them.

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  • Such a tile was about to descend upon the elegant and decorous public now assembled to hear the music.
  • The ladies dress elegantly, on these days, and it is the fashion to gather round the band, which is probably the best of our pleasure-garden bands, and plays the newest pieces.
  • Besides the elevated and more solid individuals enumerated, there were present a few younger though not less elegant guests.

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as in: an elegant gown Define
refined and tasteful in appearance, behavior or style
as in: as elegant equation Define
a solution that is simpler (and often more comprehensive) than most would anticipate
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