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  • Kind of—oh, elegant.
  • I just like elegant things.

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  • My, we’d have thought the one they have now was simply elegant!
  • In fact, the village longed for the elegance of city recreations almost as much as the cities longed for village sports; and Gopher Prairie took as much pride in neglecting coasting as St. Paul—or New York—in going coasting.
  • Bea artlessly considered Carol the most beautiful and accomplished lady in the country; she was always shrieking, "My, dot’s a swell hat!" or, "Ay t’ink all dese ladies yoost die when dey see how elegant you do your hair!"
  • It’s going elegant tonight, but another play——Seems to me it’ll be time enough to talk about that next fall.
  • But she would not listen to his theory that "all this romance stuff is simply moonshine—elegant when you’re courting, but no use busting yourself keeping it up all your life."
  • There were five automobiles on the street all at the same time—and one of ’cause was a great big car that must of cost two thousand dollars—and the ’bus was starting for a train with five elegant-dressed fellows, and a man was pasting up red bills with lovely pictures of washing-machines on them, and the jeweler was laying out bracelets and wrist-watches and EVERYTHING on real velvet.
  • It’s elegant.
  • He declined the offers of motors; he walked off, his arm about the shoulder of Nat Hicks the sporting tailor, with the elegant Harry Haydock carrying one of his enormous pale leather bags, Del Snafflin the other, Jack Elder bearing an overcoat, and Julius Flickerbaugh the fishing-tackle.

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  • She wanted people to believe that her husband and she were accustomed to luxury and chill elegance; she was faintly angry at him for the vulgar way in which, after signing the register "Dr.
  • "And so——But here’s what bothers me: I like fabrics; dinky things like that; little drawings and elegant words.

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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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