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elaborate
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Babbitt
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  • The rites of preparing for bed were elaborate and unchanging.
  • The wives refused, with giggles, but the men, speaking in a wide, elaborate, enjoyable manner, gloated, "Well, sooner than have you get sore at me, Georgie—"
  • CHAPTER V BABBITT’S preparations for leaving the office to its feeble self during the hour and a half of his lunch-period were somewhat less elaborate than the plans for a general European war.
  • Mrs. Babbitt preferred the pictures in which handsome young women in elaborate frocks moved through sets ticketed as the drawing-rooms of New York millionaires.
  • He was impatient as the jest elaborately rolled on to its denouement.
  • He elaborately, heavily, jocularly tried to check them.

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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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