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elegant as in:  an elegant gown

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  • It was an elegant dinner party.
  • I walked behind him, noticing the silence of my own footfalls, aware that my Keds didn't click elegantly on stone the way the heels worn by other girls did.   (source)
    elegantly = in a refined and tasteful manner
  • But she knew it was extraordinary for it was the "eyebrow" of a great blue heron, the feather that bows gracefully above the eye, extending back beyond her elegant head.   (source)
    elegant = attractive in form or proportion
  • She was in the latter stages of the novel, where the young priest was doubting his faith after meeting a strange and elegant woman.   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful
  • There's an elegant glass of orange juice. ... I've only even tasted an orange once, at New Year's when my father bought one as a special treat.   (source)
  • Esperanza's parents, Ramona and Sixto Ortega, stood nearby, Mama, tall and elegant, her hair in the usual braided wreath that crowned her head, and Papa, barely taller than Mama, his graying mustache twisted up at the sides.   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful in appearance
  • She thought about the mayor, down in his room full of plunder, gorging on peaches and asparagus and wrapping his huge body in elegant new clothes.   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful
  • She'd permed her hair, I saw, and wore an elegant, ankle-length black dress.   (source)
  • All I know of heaven and all I know of death is in this park: an elegant universe in ceaseless motion, teeming with ruined ruins and screaming children.   (source)
    elegant = comprehensively and stylishly designed
  • I look, as I always do in Julia's pictures, like an elegant fellow, but something is different about this drawing.   (source)
    elegant = attractive
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  • Dad had named me after her; Mom suggested adding the second N to make it more elegant and French. [Jeannette]   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful
  • The root of the hoary, decumbent, and less elegant, but larger flowered Hedysarum mackenzii is poisonous, and nearly killed an old Indian woman at Fort Simpson, who had mistaken it for that of the preceding species.   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful in appearance
  • A sword angled elegantly off of his hip, and circling his waist was a broad webbed belt embellished with an enormous metal buckle.   (source)
    elegantly = in a refined and tasteful manner
  • Wu had to admit that the bungalow Hammond had built for himself was elegant, with sparse, almost Japanese lines.   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful
  • My mother had not liked the term Native Americans. She thought it sounded primitive and stiff. She said, "My great-grandmother was a Seneca Indian, and I'm proud of it. She wasn't a Seneca Native American. Indian sounds much more brave and elegant."   (source)
  • Eventually the bird lighted halfway up a black mangrove, squawking irritably about the high tides. The elegant company was welcome, but Roy kept his eyes fastened on the creek.   (source)
    elegant = with refined and beauty
  • She had moved to Sunset Towers hoping to meet elegant people, but no one had invited her in for so much as a cup of tea.   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful
  • "She's so elegant," Marlee whispered to me, tilting her head toward Ashley.   (source)
  • It presented a face of definite elegance to the street, although behind that wings and ells dwindled quickly in formality until the house ended in a big plain barn.   (source)
    elegance = refined and tasteful in appearance
  • He was very tall, and always wore an elegant blue uniform with silver buttons and a bright white sash across his chest.   (source)
    elegant = attractive
  • Did it seem likely that his mother, who sat so elegantly in meeting, had ever touched a choke-weed?   (source)
    elegantly = in a refined and tasteful manner
  • Elegant mahogany furniture, a linoleum floor covered with throw rugs, a radio, a fancy lamp, everything first class.   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful
  • Afterward she gave me a robe, which was nothing more than coarsely woven cotton in the simplest pattern of dark blue, but it was certainly more elegant than anything I'd ever worn before.   (source)
  • It was an old two-story house, split almost exactly in half, with thin partitions dividing what had been expansive rooms; even the stairway, once wide and elegant, had been cut in half.   (source)
    elegant = refined and tasteful in appearance
  • That theatrical moment was only rivaled five years ago when an elegantly intoxicated friend sang Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas."   (source)
    elegantly = in a refined and tasteful way
  • From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its white face in elegant lettering, the three slogans of the Party:
    elegant = refined and tasteful
  • We hadn't reached West Egg village before Gatsby began leaving his elegant sentences unfinished and slapping himself indecisively on the knee of his caramel-colored suit.   (source)
  • She's got a beautiful complexion and curly brown hair and she does it up so elegantly.   (source)
    elegantly = in a refined and tasteful manner
  • Boys, we done it elegant!   (source)
    elegant = very well
  • The young woman was tall, with a figure of perfect elegance on a large scale.   (source)
    elegance = grace and style
  • Every now and then, one of them would sidle up to me and remark that she had known my grandmother — or, if younger, that she wished she'd known her, back in those golden days before the Great War, when true elegance had still been possible.†   (source)
  • But the Piazza did not aspire to elegance, service, or subtlety.†   (source)
  • They are elegantly dressed and made-up.†   (source)
  • A few elegantly dressed people moved indifferently among the swelling throng of visitors.†   (source)
  • I'd found his office imposing when I first saw it, but its quiet elegance had, over time, made the stronger impression.†   (source)
  • But Tally had never once realized her friend might actually run away, giving up a life of beauty, glamour, elegance.†   (source)
  • A large balcony packed with more students seemed to ascend elegantly into the drawings.†   (source)
  • Holding it with a certain elegance, her other hand across her knees where she'd drawn them up.†   (source)
  • Will's home was elegantly furnished, its decor spare and beautiful.†   (source)
  • "Elegantly accomplished," said Nehemiah Trot.†   (source)
  • Williams set about restoring the house to something greater than its original elegance.†   (source)
  • He was very good-looking; his dark hair fell into his eyes with a sort of casual elegance neither James's nor Harry's could ever have achieved, and a girl sitting behind him was eyeing him hopefully, though he didn't seem to have noticed.†   (source)
  • Reynie held out the ribbons, which were indeed elegantly stitched.†   (source)
  • The elegance of it all, the ideological purity of the Circle, of real transparency, gave her peace, a warming feeling of logic and order.†   (source)
  • And furthermore other men admired him because he was powerful and good at his work, because on the sea he was thoroughly competent and even in his rough way elegantly so; still, their admiration was colored by their distrust of his size and his brooding deliberation.†   (source)
  • Nox, who had now become her sparring and training partner, danced as well, perhaps a bit more elegantly than the others—though she still pitied the ladies who danced with him.†   (source)
  • Most of the men were shirtless, but the chief was elegantly dressed.†   (source)
  • They were tall enough to cover her elbows, and a row of seed pearls along the hems added the simplest touch of elegance.†   (source)
  • Elegance, sir.†   (source)
  • Always elegantly dressed, he would meander across the room, stopping to chat with men working at different stations.†   (source)
  • Elegantly sculpted contours, soaring pinnacles of ice, deep majestic ravines!†   (source)
  • and the consultant chimed in with her helpful exegesis: urban geometrics ...romantic florals ...timeless elegance ...flamboyant flash ...and even though I'd kept saying sure, that one's fine, that one too, I'd be happy with either, your decision Kits, the consultant kept showing us more and more settings, clearly hoping to wheedle some firmer show of preference from me, gently explaining to me the fine points of each, the vermeil here, the hand-painte†   (source)
  • She was all in white, with an elegantly beaded headdress capping her hair.†   (source)
  • Her velvet dress was wine red and elegantly cut.†   (source)
  • Eventually he towed me out to where his family was twirling elegantly — if in a style totally unsuitable to the present time and music.†   (source)
  • The Presidential Suite, with its cold elegance, had made her feel awkward and clumsy — it was all very well to visit some restored historical building with a bedroom plaque that announced Abraham Lincoln or Franklin D. Roosevelt had slept there, but another thing entirely to imagine you and your husband lying beneath acreages of linen and perhaps making love where the greatest men in the world had once lain (the most powerful, anyway, she amended).†   (source)
  • Though her face is lined and her complexion a bit splotchy, she is more beautiful even than Maxine, her features more regular, the cheekbones higher, the eyes more elegantly defined.†   (source)
  • The silence is probably the cause, but there is grace to a canoe—or a dog team, or a sailboat (which whales allow close to them )—a gentle elegance that seems to fit much more into nature than the roar of an outboard or snowmobile.†   (source)
  • There was an elegantly furnished waiting room but I barely had time to sit down on an authentic pre-Hegira de Kooning before an aide appeared and ushered me into the CEO's private office.†   (source)
  • "Actually," Jesus started to speak but paused to throw one last skipping stone, "with her, everything is normal and elegantly simple.†   (source)
  • Like her older brother, Peter, she had gray eyes and a slender, patrician elegance.†   (source)
  • It's neat, carefully observant, fully realized, elegantly expressed, if obviously the product of a much more intense study of the text than I had asked you to undertake.†   (source)
  • If I first establish that "all living creatures are mortal" (first premise), and then establish that "Hermes is a living creature" (second premise), I can then elegantly conclude that "Hermes is mortal."†   (source)
  • The elegance of each movement!†   (source)
  • Nobody would guess, I thought as the gentle press toward the door began, that Father had given up his cigars and Tante Jans the coal fire in her rooms in order to buy the silk that swished so elegantly with us now.†   (source)
  • Designed on a computer screen, but with an eye toward the elegance of things past and forgotten about.†   (source)
  • The bachelor flat turned out to be comfortable and elegantly furnished.†   (source)
  • There was elegance about him.†   (source)
  • Bibi wore an elegantly embroidered red-and-gold dress with a matching hijab.†   (source)
  • She was always much more elegantly dressed than her husband, and today she was wearing a mint green sleeveless summer dress that matched her eyes, in what Sophie thought was probably pure silk.†   (source)
  • Inspector Supervisor Skaaiat raised one elegantly yellowgloved hand.†   (source)
  • Then the wrinkled man moved to reenter the shed, but before he left he turned to the elderly man, who was looking at him with a degree of disdain, and elegantly doffed his hat.†   (source)
  • The pigeons were denied even the elegance of a long fall.†   (source)
  • His warrior's face with its expertly carved lines speaks its elegance in a language as foreign to them as Lingala.†   (source)
  • As the wife of Potter Palmer, she was accustomed by wealth and absolute social dominance to having her own way, as she had made clear earlier in the year when she suppressed a revolt led by the board's executive secretary that had caused open warfare between factions of elegantly coiffed and dressed women.†   (source)
  • He is standing next to a shopping cart heaped over with all his belongings, and yet despite grubby, soiled clothing, there's a rumpled elegance about him.†   (source)
  • The stone facade was elegantly decorated with carved curlicues and fleur-de-lis, dark and eroded from years of exposure to polluted air and acid rain.†   (source)
  • Don Apolinar had put on his denim jacket, white like his trousers, without losing at any moment the elegance of his gestures.†   (source)
  • Jacob bowed to Yetta, as elegantly as if they were about to launch themselves onto a dance floor instead of into thin air.†   (source)
  • At the door, now, is a woman in a purple satin dress with cascading brown hair, elegantly nonchalant, waving at the porter with a bejeweled hand as she glides into the foyer.†   (source)
  • It has symmetry, elegance, and grace — those qualities you find always in that which the true artist captures.†   (source)
  • I lowered myself into a chair near the door and stared defiantly at the elegance around me.†   (source)
  • Men made fun of him behind his back, but it was soon clear that they were imitating his elegance, his kidskin shoes, his indifference, and his civilized manner.†   (source)
  • There was no beauty in it, no elegance or charm.†   (source)
  • I do not like l'elegance des femmes.†   (source)
  • The watch on his left wrist is elegantly thin, his glasses Armani in style.†   (source)
  • The men wore suits and the women affected the severe Protestant style of the missionaries: thick long skirts and high-necked blouses, with a blanket draped over the shoulder and a scarf wound elegantly around the head.†   (source)
  • The entire population of Phoenix had flocked to the observation deck in their finery, and the elegantly dressed crowd buzzed with excitement.†   (source)
  • "A delightful repast, delicately prepared and elegantly served," he announced to no one in particular.†   (source)
  • One day, when coming out of an ice-cream shop, a tall elegantly dressed black woman, her leather coat dancing above her ankles, brushed past me.†   (source)
  • The overcast sky and the stone buildings emit the same cold elegance, but ahead of me, the Pantheon shimmers.†   (source)
  • And then, speaking gravely and elegantly into the telephone, I ask the telephone operators to connect me with this friend or that one, from whom I have not heard in years.†   (source)
  • Her grief is obvious, as is her elegance.†   (source)
  • 'Ah, what elegance!†   (source)
  • She'd wound that mass of blond hair up, a touch of elegance, and wore an open black jacket over some kind of lacey top—camisole, he remembered.†   (source)
  • It was all done elegantly, for it was discovered that she had a substantial death policy.†   (source)
  • Barbara spots an elegantly dressed Hispanic family a half-dozen seats away, a mother and father talking animatedly to a daughter.†   (source)
  • It was elegantly phrased and amounted to the first building block in the revocation of her declaration of incompetence.†   (source)
  • There is no elegance here in Africa, no decent society.†   (source)
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elegant as in:  as elegant equation

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  • Einstein's Theory of Relativity was an elegant solution to the contradiction that a constant speed of light created within Newtonian physics.
    elegant = simple (and often more comprehensive) than most would anticipate
  • It was an elegant deception, a mental pirouette.   (source)
    elegant = simple and effective
  • But Chris, with his idiosyncratic logic, came up with an elegant solution to this dilemma: He simply got rid of the map.   (source)
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  • "Ah," Nearly Headless Nick waved an elegant hand, "a matter of no importance... It's not as though I really wanted to join... Thought I'd apply, but apparently I 'don't fulfill requirements' In spite of his airy tone, there was a look of great bitterness on his face.†   (source)
  • Winifred was wearing her green alligator shoes, but I no longer judged them elegant; instead I judged them garish.†   (source)
  • This was not going to be elegant, he thought.†   (source)
  • Its posture was graceful and elegant.†   (source)
  • "It's yummy," she said, which if not the most elegant expression was at least factually correct.†   (source)
  • In his private dining room at Auschwitz, Hoess sits at an elegant table for one.†   (source)
  • He looked elegant in his gray suit and snow-white shirt.†   (source)
  • He wore an elegant black suit and black tie, and his demeanor was irresistibly cheerful, which put my grandfather at ease.†   (source)
  • His features—the broad face, the flattened nose, the narrow, pleated eyes—looked so elegant.†   (source)
  • She stood with elegant posture, holding a parasol with both hands.†   (source)
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  • Don't worry, Tally," she whispered, putting one elegant finger to her lips.†   (source)
  • She was quite elegant in her hat and scarf.†   (source)
  • After, the Talib closed his eyes gently, a muted and elegant gesture of gratitude.†   (source)
  • There were little elegant side tables everywhere, their burnished surfaces covered with ornamental boxes.†   (source)
  • He was tall and elegant, with chocolate-colored skin and bleached-blond hair shaved military style.†   (source)
  • She gazed up the line of elegant storefronts on Champs-Elysées.†   (source)
  • He found the bedrooms—huge, elegant rooms with beautifully carved beds and long, mirrored closets.†   (source)
  • Two hundred thousand Notes should buy you a dozen elegant dresses.†   (source)
  • The elegant guests coming up the walk in evening clothes were only a memory now.†   (source)
  • I'm not a materials engineer; my design for the bedroom isn't elegant.†   (source)
  • Simple, elegant, long-shafted.†   (source)
  • It's just that, uh, you're so much more elegant than I am.†   (source)
  • She led them through an elegant hallway smelling of flowers into an enormous room, and when they saw what was inside, they nearly fainted from delight, Klaus especially.†   (source)
  • He was a memory now, obliterated by Kalden and his elegant silhouette, his strong searching hands.†   (source)
  • Ishmael watched Hatsue pull sheets from the line, standing in a pool of muted porch light with her arms illuminated and elegant.†   (source)
  • Uncle Alfred was very respectful of Owen's desire to go to Vietnam, but Aunt Martha—over our elegant dinner— questioned the war's "morality."†   (source)
  • The elegant man in white, I worry, is a drug pusher.†   (source)
  • But Dorian, tall, toned, and elegant, bore no resemblance to him.†   (source)
  • Long, elegant hands brushed his cheek, then tightened around his throat.†   (source)
  • "Interested?" an elegant older saleswoman asked them.†   (source)
  • Cal's cycle eats up the familiar road in elegant, arcing curves.†   (source)
  • Peeta's in an elegant tuxedo and white gloves.†   (source)
  • What appeared among the cool trees as she approached was a brick barn of elegant dimensions, like a Greek temple, with a black-tiled roof, windows of plain glass, and a low portico with white columns beneath a clock tower of harmonious proportions.†   (source)
  • And the woman, a very elegant artist type with blond hair, had supposedly painted the apartment in terrible red and green colors.†   (source)
  • The women were especially elegant in their beautiful patterned cotton skirts, dresses, shirts, and lappei—a big cotton cloth that women wrap around their waist—and extravagant head wraps.†   (source)
  • In an elegant motion—the kind you associate with calligraphy or Zorro—she spray-painted the letter M onto the wall above the desk.†   (source)
  • Grandma Lynn was at the mall trying to find simple yet elegant clothes that she might convince my mother to wear.†   (source)
  • The door to Adri's bedroom opened, and she stepped out wearing a white and magenta kimono embroidered with elegant cranes.†   (source)
  • It sounds elegant and easy, somehow, like a beautiful woman turning in a long dress.†   (source)
  • Their gentle, elegant grandmother looked terrible.†   (source)
  • Mary Breasted Smyth, elegant novelist herself, read the first third and passed it on to Molly Friedrich, who became my agent and thought that Nan Graham, Editor-in-Chief at Scribner, would be just the right person to put the book on the road.†   (source)
  • He was sporting an elegant tight-fitting suit, a top hat, and spats.†   (source)
  • He liked the more formal attire of men in Krakow and gradually purchased several elegant suits.†   (source)
  • In fact there was only one species on the planet more intelligent than dolphins, and they spent a lot of their time in behavioral research laboratories running round inside wheels and conducting frighteningly elegant and subtle experiments on man.†   (source)
  • I could see it so easily, how elegant she would look with the crown on her head.†   (source)
  • She was tall and stately, with broad shoulders and an elegant waist.†   (source)
  • Though it was not as large as Shi-yi, not as elegant as Shi-yi, I was excited beyond words.†   (source)
  • Musty old elegant fellows, carry their weight well, you know?†   (source)
  • He became a familiar sight in Ayemenem, coasting importantly down the narrow road in his wide car, looking outwardly elegant but sweating freely inside his woollen suits.†   (source)
  • It is the most elegant answer to the question of where all the Joe Floms came from.†   (source)
  • That high elegant voice.†   (source)
  • Behind her the elegant meal, with its many plates, goblets, glasses, and silverware, was gone.†   (source)
  • And with that elegant parting riposte, Root followed his squad into the night air.†   (source)
  • An elegant book set with gold studs caught his attention.†   (source)
  • She turned to me with an elegant shrug.†   (source)
  • Two words were written in his elegant script.†   (source)
  • It is so elegant, so clever, that I almost laugh.†   (source)
  • There were several chairs that looked comfortable but not expensive, a coffee table that had once been expensive but now had a long chip gone from the side, two bookcases (stuffed full of Reader's Digest Condensed Books and Detective Book Club trilogies from the forties, Wendy saw with some amusement), and an anonymous hotel TV that looked much less elegant than the buffed wood consoles in the rooms.†   (source)
  • A neatly trimmed mustache connected to a beard that covered only his chin lent him an elegant, vaguely aristocratic air.†   (source)
  • His sword was pale and elegant.†   (source)
  • Johnny pointed to one decrepit but oddly elegant structure and said, "The Empire State Building."†   (source)
  • In the next building, under an elegant domed copper roof, a ten-and-a-half-foot marble statue of Jesus stood, arms spread wide, holding court over what was once the main entrance of Hopkins.†   (source)
  • So elegant, so full of longing and beauty even now.†   (source)
  • They make a lot of mistakes: they're petty; envious, lustful, occasionally greedy as well as courageous, elegant, powerful, knowledgeable, profound.†   (source)
  • Lady Seymour, the only other woman present, looked like an elegant spider wrapped in her black lace shawl.†   (source)
  • It tries to be elegant but is really a sham.†   (source)
  • He had elegant handwriting, and I often lost myself just watching him write on the blackboard.†   (source)
  • This window was always a great source of debate between us, I wanting to display as much of our stock as could be squeezed onto the shelf, and Betsie maintaining that two or three beautiful watches, with perhaps a piece of silk or satin swirled beneath, was more elegant and more inviting.†   (source)
  • These regulations make the business with the bathroom tissue seem as simple and elegant as the Ten Commandments.†   (source)
  • She powdered her face lightly before we sat down, tidied her hair and glanced in the mirror to see if she looked elegant.†   (source)
  • Tall, thin and elegant, the red-barked tree rose straight out of the wooden floor.†   (source)
  • Seivarden, all elegant servant's politeness.†   (source)
  • He was stocky but, when he got to his feet, elegant in his movements.†   (source)
  • The page was written in another elegant script, but it wasn't the same writing, and it wasn't written in the same brownish ink, or whatever it was.†   (source)
  • So many big elegant houses with high walls and guardias and cars and people dressed up in the latest styles I've seen in Vanidades.†   (source)
  • Then I proceeded to draw the outline of an exceptionally elegant giraffe.†   (source)
  • Rumors spread of half-clad women jiggling away, when in fact the dance was elegant, stylized, and rather chaste.†   (source)
  • I hand him his Bible and as he takes hold of it I see Nathaniel's fingers, slender and elegant.†   (source)
  • Jeremiah scored again, and late in the second half, Bien lobbed an elegant cross across the face of the goal.†   (source)
  • He was pretty sure the elegant Miss Crowther wouldn't like being compared to an enormous screeching bird.†   (source)
  • Its two French windows still opened onto the small balconies over the shop below, and I could see in the soft brilliance of the electric chandeliers an elegant wallpaper that would not have been unfamiliar in those days before the war.†   (source)
  • One was thin, with an elegant gray mustache and pointed beard.†   (source)
  • The supervisor was an elegant and attractive black man who roamed all day among the aisles of typists, watching us work.†   (source)
  • He was so handsome, so elegant and dignified, with such presence, that Pietro Crespi would have been a mere fop beside him and many women whispered with spiteful smiles that he was the one who really should have worn the shawl.†   (source)
  • She'd made reservations at the most elegant restaurant in town.†   (source)
  • A beautiful woman, elegant clothes and a cool gaze.†   (source)
  • The altar in our camp was A perfect cube five feet high, topped with a triumvirate of carefully selected pointed stones, above which rose a ten-foot wooden pole crowned with an elegant juniper bough.†   (source)
  • The Emperor stood poised, waiting — a slim, elegant figure in a gray Sardaukar uniform with silver and gold trim.†   (source)
  • I didn't have to be the most elegant creature at the ball; I only had to see Char.†   (source)
  • I was surprised to see how little clothing she had; I'd always thought of her as an elegant woman.†   (source)
  • The booming voice belonged to a powerful man with dark hair and broad shoulders who sat upon an elegant brown horse.†   (source)
  • My plan was elegant.†   (source)
  • A whole lot of elegant squares around, you dig?†   (source)
  • Her black hair fans out on her pillow in elegant, wordless significance.†   (source)
  • M. Dupont was a tall, elegant gentleman with a grey beard and a monocle.†   (source)
  • In one pilot kitchen I saw a dapper chemist, a middle-aged man with an elegant tie beneath his lab coat, carefully preparing a batch of cookies with white frosting and pink-and-white sprinkles.†   (source)
  • An elegant Parisian lady took great pleasure in this game.†   (source)
  • Winnie always dressed up for prison visits, and tried to wear something new and elegant.†   (source)
  • More elegant.†   (source)
  • The magus shrugged one shoulder in an elegant gesture of boredom.†   (source)
  • Distantly, I realized that it was beautiful, caught with the sun setting in the distance, its elegant form reflected in the pond's surface.†   (source)
  • My name was printed at the top in elegant handwriting I definitely recognized.†   (source)
  • He had no idea what they meant, but they looked Very grand and elegant.†   (source)
  • It was meant to be mostly ornamental and has an ageless elegant face—tiny red bow lips open slightly in a two-toothed smile, clear exact eyes with black pupils in the center of the dark brown irises, tiny pinprick nostrils.†   (source)
  • An elegant condominium complex across the river would have been my guess.†   (source)
  • It was savage; it was elegant.†   (source)
  • She is a tall, languid young lady with a pallid, oval face and beautiful pale-blue-gray eyes; her hands are extraordinary-long-fingered, flexible, nervously elegant.†   (source)
  • This is a stark change for a woman so often consumed by appearing nothing less than elegant.†   (source)
  • In the firelight, Mother's elegant handwriting dances on the page.†   (source)
  • She'd used festive plates, which meant she wasn't going for elegant or drop-in casual.†   (source)
  • Out of this she made herself a heavy but elegant dress with velvet collar and pockets.†   (source)
  • They all begin looking for things, trying to find seams in the restaurant's elegant fabric to ease their discomfort.†   (source)
  • The woman wore an elegant long linen coat and a large straw hat trimmed with flowers that jounced about as she walked up to the entrance.†   (source)
  • It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago.†   (source)
  • I knew she felt elegant and glad to be there.†   (source)
  • Expeditions to temples, parasailing, and scuba diving offered other diversions—the Balinese scuba instructors loved the long-finned, jeweled, and elegant blue fish that had been tattooed on my neck back in New England and eagerly showed me their own tattoos.†   (source)
  • No elegant escape.†   (source)
  • The Macleans' apartment was on the eighth floor of an elegant old building on Central Park West.†   (source)
  • There were comfortable sofas and chairs, an elegant dining room suite, and modern appliances in the kitchen.†   (source)
  • They would be elegant and tactful.†   (source)
  • It was a humble, elegant building of white stone set within a clearing of spruce and ash and fir.†   (source)
  • In elegant script, he writes long, heartfelt letters home to Columbus, Miss.†   (source)
  • The familiar landscape of ornate building:: and elegant shops had been changed into one of charred black rubble and little else.†   (source)
  • This was a woman who when I was a tiny child had hosted elegant parties and prided herself on her home's grandeur.†   (source)
  • A small, elegant woman walking across the local golf course when her children were too young to play alone, diligently trying to make sense of American sports so she could understand her children's milieu.†   (source)
  • Much of the time since, he had conducted the war from established headquarters in elegant houses.†   (source)
  • The doctor stopped in his tracks with a look of elegant amazement and distaste, and the ward grew still.†   (source)
  • It froze them in an elegant instant of battle: froze them in a camera lens as they hoisted an American flag on a makeshift pole.†   (source)
  • The women follow immediately behind the hippopotamus wagon, dressed all in black and pressing elegant lace hankies to the corners of their eyes.†   (source)
  • There was nothing pretty or elegant about their robot.†   (source)
  • And that I did not want him putting makeup on her face, not when I would never have that bonding moment between a mother and daughter in a bathroom before an elegant night on the town, when I could let her try the eye shadow, a smudge of mascara, pink lipstick.†   (source)
  • One by one, the sons of Ordo Maas turned into cranes, beautiful and elegant, and took flight into the deepening night sky.†   (source)
  • They were (and are) considered a food source, and nothing more.1 Should a human come across something written in Elysian code, it was thought, its inferior intelligence would find the elegant script a jumble, and the secrets of all of Elysia would fail to be revealed.†   (source)
  • In this way our sons will be born with elegant and refined tastes.†   (source)
  • And more elegant-looking.†   (source)
  • I'd wear elegant gowns in colors that haven't even been imagined yet and everyone would know my name.†   (source)
  • They'd gone to Manchester for parachute training, dropping—if all went well—into the elegant grounds of Tatton Park.†   (source)
  • Either I was a little slow or the language was too elegant, because I was nodding my head in respectful agreement when, suddenly, it hit me what he meant.†   (source)
  • He stopped; there was no one in that quiet, soundproof, elegant room.†   (source)
  • Oh, don't let me upset you," he said with an elegant gesture of self-disgust.†   (source)
  • In the period from 1955 to 1964 he published a series of elegant metabolic studies on Ascaris and Necator that were highly regarded by other workers in the field.†   (source)
  • He was an elegant young man, tautly muscled, with a shock of supernaturally orange hair.†   (source)
  • She sat before an elegant telephone and an electric typewriter.†   (source)
  • Miss Love had written her about "a stylish cloak that is inexpensive but will look elegant on you."†   (source)
  • Good taste is absorbed through the skin, like rays from the sun, in this elegant, tasteful section of Lake Forest, Illinois, a direct quote from a newspaper article.†   (source)
  • Living Life with "Grace and Elegant Treeness".†   (source)
  • The stage is illuminated; we are now completely within an elegant diplomat's residence†   (source)
  • -the elegant Dr. Ferris of the State Science Institute, the servant of the people, with the patent-leather vocabulary-but he carried it off pretty well, I must say, only you could see him squirming in every paragraph-I mean, that interview he gave out this morning, where he said, 'The country gave Rearden that Metal, now we expect him to give the country something in return.'†   (source)
  • He moved those elegant shoulders.†   (source)
  • 18h-40m-36.9s—if not at that exact tenth of a second, then as close to it as Mike could tell from blip tracks—elegant work, one must admit, on part of F.N. Peace Navy.†   (source)
  • Tappan made sure that the men were outfitted in tailored suits and top hats, and that Margru wore simple but elegant dresses.†   (source)
  • It was written on the finest paper, in an authoritative and elegant hand.†   (source)
  • The answer, when it comes, is obvious and elegant.†   (source)
  • And if you wanted simple but elegant, there were plenty to choose from.†   (source)
  • You could paint something simple, something elegant.†   (source)
  • MARIA Dressed so elegant?†   (source)
  • I think there's something quite elegant about it.†   (source)
  • An immaculate man, tidy as a photograph, soft-voiced, almost elegant.†   (source)
  • I think the most elegant, graceful duck is the pintail.†   (source)
  • The elegant red brick, however, sat on a foundation of ugly, scored concrete.†   (source)
  • Not only were her fingers of an extraordinary length and shapeliness—such as, very generally speaking, one wouldn't have expected of a medium-stout woman's fingers—but they featured, as it were, a somewhat imperial-looking tremor; a deposed Balkan queen or a retired favorite courtesan might have had such an elegant tremor.†   (source)
  • He demonstrates, elegant.†   (source)
  • Standard's headquarters is in the same massive but elegant Art Deco building, curving along Northern Boulevard, that has been its home since 1936.†   (source)
  • He liked to gaze up the stairs and imagine his daughter sweeping down them, an elegant young woman in a white satin wedding gown.†   (source)
  • Abigail's arms moved with elegant grace along the shining gold strings of the harp.†   (source)
  • I stood at the elegant brick-and-wrought-iron gates, under thick palm trees that sheltered the school from the roaring city street.†   (source)
  • The pragmatists weighed in with equally forceful, if less elegant, expressions.†   (source)
  • The fifth wore an elegant business suit and was warming his hands before a wood-burning stove.†   (source)
  • Even I knew I would be no ornament to this elegant and expensive pleasure dome.†   (source)
  • This elegant little biped has long been valued as a delicacy.†   (source)
  • She walked in on soft, elegant chaos.†   (source)
  • The elegant one shouted, "You can't lie to Christophe.†   (source)
  • Even from downstairs, and through the cries of excited children, the elegant rush and click of the train could be heard through the ceiling, running around and around its figure eight.†   (source)
  • But HELEN discarding them comes to the elegant doll†   (source)
  • I said fidelity would become you more, to use an elegant variation.†   (source)
  • His elegant red cotton shirt with the stiff, nicely shaped collar was open at the neck—it was part of the stylishness he had learned from her.†   (source)
  • They were looking for a place to camp when Peter saw them: a cluster of eight or nine long-billed, stalk-like birds, slim, silver-grey, and elegant, standing one-legged on the water's edge.†   (source)
  • The Masque of Blood was quite lovely, having been written by the poet Adasay, who was noted for his elegant language, being of the anti-Morganic school.†   (source)
  • The ferryman, being astonished to see such an elegant man walking along and on foot, took him into his boat and pushed it off the bank.†   (source)
  • She was tall, as tall as Will Jr himself, and thin, and elegant as glass.†   (source)
  • This was the most elegant car in the train.†   (source)
  • Near to the right wall, another bigger, rectangular table, also covered with papers, proofs, etc. Two more chairs stand at each end of this table—more elegant and imposing chairs.†   (source)
  • Outside the hotel entrance stood a narrow, elegant-looldng sleigh; the horse was covered with a cloth and had bandaged fetlocks.†   (source)
  • It specialized mostly in piezoelectric crystal recordings...tiny jewels mounted in elegant settings.†   (source)
  • Mine should have been shinier and more elegant.†   (source)
  • Of course, we will be more elegant and bold than the church was.†   (source)
  • Jane stared at Eleanor's elegant red ball gown, the perfect flow of silk.†   (source)
  • They have pale gangly legs that are not at all elegant or graceful.†   (source)
  • The homes here were elegant, and bigger than any Abdullah had ever seen.†   (source)
  • It was an elegant concept, said Crake, though it still needed some tweaking.†   (source)
  • Next to her sat a beautiful gray-eyed woman in an elegant white dress.†   (source)
  • All these elegant bookshelves are empty.†   (source)
  • There is graceless losing, and there is elegant losing.†   (source)
  • He held out a hand dressed in a narrowly elegant black leather glove.†   (source)
  • Above the image, an elegant headline asked Who do YOU want as Queen?†   (source)
  • People in elegant suits and winter cloaks hurried to get out of the cold.†   (source)
  • When the door opened, he found himself in an elegant, private foyer.†   (source)
  • Murtagh returned carrying Zar'roc, a strange bow, and an elegant sword without a sheath.†   (source)
  • Still effortlessly elegant, even after twenty years.†   (source)
  • You can see that the construction has a very elegant and elaborate roof.†   (source)
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