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elegant
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  • ’I never heard anything so elegant!’ said Miss Murdstone.
  • Quite an elegant dish of fish; the kidney-end of a loin of veal, roasted; fried sausage-meat; a partridge, and a pudding.

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  • I was rather bashful at first, Steerforth being so self-possessed, and elegant, and superior to me in all respects (age included); but his easy patronage soon put that to rights, and made me quite at home.
  • ’Well, sir, we’ve got a young relation of hers here, under articles to us, that has as elegant a taste in the dress-making business — I assure you I don’t believe there’s a Duchess in England can touch her.’

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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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