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intricate

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Definition complicated — having many complexly arranged elements
  • She came up with an intricate plan.
intricate = complicated — having many complexly arranged elements
  • The tablecloth has intricate lacework.
  • intricate = complex
  • The law in that area is intricate. I suggest you talk with a lawyer.
  • intricate = complicated
  • She did not remember hitting the windshield, but it looked like a spiderweb, the intricate lines fanning out, delicate, beautiful, and precise.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • intricate = numerous and complexly arranged
  • The dancers were in a crowd, so you did not see the intricate play of the feet.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • intricate = complicated
  • I just didn't realize your dad had the ability to make something so intricate.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • intricate = complicated — having many complexly arranged elements
  • The perimeter of the camp was marked by intricate patterns of barbed wire barriers.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • intricate = complicated — having many complexly arranged elements
  • ...he launches into an intricate ballroom dance step.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • intricate = complicated — having many complexly arranged elements
  • But a stranger wouldn't notice, Paul wouldn't; from these images alone no one could suspect the intricate mysteries of her heart.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • Coral, he realized, from the trip to Aruba, brain coral with its flesh receded, leaving only the intricate skeletal framework.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • She walked through the foyer with its high ceilings and intricate mosaic floor and climbed two flights of stairs.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • He had given it up, art and craft, the intricate and exhausting task of trying to transform the world into something else, to turn the body into the world and the world into the body.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • A whole series of scherenschnitte, intricate paper cuttings of mothers with children, of children playing beneath shady trees, delicate and full of motion, were mounted against midnight blue, framed and hung on the far wall.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • They were a little like the snowflakes he'd cut out in school, but infinitely more intricate and detailed, showing entire scenes to the last detail: the state fair, a tidy living room before a fire, a picnic with exploding fireworks.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • David remembered the glint of the scalpel as he made the episiotomy, how he'd floated out of himself to watch the scene from above, how the events of that night had set his life in motion, one thing leading to another, doors opening where none had been and others closing, until he reached this particular moment, with a stranger seeking the intricate design hidden in her paper and waiting for him to answer, and there was nothing he could do and nowhere he might go.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • "You look beautiful, Ames," she says, reaching up to touch the intricate high collar of my dress.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The columns were taller, more intricately painted.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • With this money as capital, she began to "trade," buying, selling, laying down options, in an intricate and bewildering web.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Only hard wooden floors and an intricate, diamond-shaped design in the middle of the ceiling.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • A procession of intricately etched pinwheels and big-nosed cartoon figures floated across the backs of my eyelids in neon hues.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air

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