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Gone with the Wind
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  • I fail to understand what charms the elegant Mr. Wilkes can hold for a girl of your tempestuous nature.
  • But Gerald could never attain elegance.

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  • Scarlett thought she had never seen such elegant pants as he wore, fawn colored, shepherd’s plaid, and checked.
  • And raising good cotton, riding well, shooting straight, dancing lightly, squiring the ladies with elegance and carrying one’s liquor like a gentleman were the things that mattered.
  • And he wore these garments with a still more elegant air as though unaware of their glory.
  • Oh, she used awful grammar but I could see she was trying so hard to be elegant, poor thing.
  • Rhett Butler lounged in the shadows, his long legs in their elegant boots crossed negligently, his dark face an unreadable blank.
  • She dropped her eyes to her plate and nibbled daintily on a beaten biscuit with an elegance and an utter lack of appetite that would have won Mammy’s approval.
  • She was more like her father than her younger sisters, for Carreen, who had been born Caroline Irene, was delicate and dreamy, and Suellen, christened Susan Elinor, prided herself on her elegance and ladylike deportment.
  • He admired the drawling elegance of the wealthy rice and cotton planters, who rode into Savannah from their moss-hung kingdoms, mounted on thoroughbred horses and followed by the carriages of their equally elegant ladies and the wagons of their slaves.

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  • He admired the drawling elegance of the wealthy rice and cotton planters, who rode into Savannah from their moss-hung kingdoms, mounted on thoroughbred horses and followed by the carriages of their equally elegant ladies and the wagons of their slaves.
  • Scarlett felt that it gave her the final finishing touch of elegance.
  • And the air of supercilious elegance which had clung about him in his striking Zouave uniform was completely gone.
  • And here he was now, stepping out of an elegant carriage and handing down a woman dressed within an inch of her life.
  • They knew what was decorous behavior and what was not and they never failed to make their opinions known—Mrs. Merriwether at the top of her voice, Mrs. Elsing in an elegant die-away drawl and Mrs. Whiting in a distressed whisper which showed how much she hated to speak of such things.
  • The valet, Pork by name, shining black, dignified and trained in all the arts of sartorial elegance, was the result of an all-night poker game with a planter from St. Simons Island, whose courage in a bluff equaled Gerald’s but whose head for New Orleans rum did not.
  • They passed beside what had been the Atlanta Hotel where Rhett and Uncle Henry had lived and of that elegant hostelry there remained only a shell, a part of the blackened walls.
  • The crowd suddenly gave a lane for a careening carriage and through the lane came the frail and elegant Mrs. Elsing, standing up in the front of her victoria, reins in one hand, whip in the other.
  • She thought it the most beautiful and most elegantly furnished house she had ever seen, but Rhett said it was a nightmare.
  • "Personally, I do not intend to call on Scarlett now or ever," she said, the chill elegance of her face colder than usual.
  • I’ll buy Mammy some red taffeta and have an elegant petticoat made.
  • And none of this gang of elegant thieves you’ve been associating with, either.
  • Sit down and we will have a pleasant domestic discussion of the elegant reception we have just attended.
  • Her elegant "crush"!
  • To them, she not only represented wealth and elegance but the old regime, with its old names, old families, old traditions with which they wished ardently to identify themselves.
  • She invited Mrs. Meade and Mrs. Whiting who she knew disliked her and who she knew would be embarrassed because they did not have the proper clothes to wear to so elegant a function.
  • There was a long barroom downstairs, elegantly hung with oil paintings, and a negro orchestra played every night.
  • They were gay, wealthy people, very much like Rhett’s New Orleans friends, elegant of dress, free with their money, vague as to their antecedents.

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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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