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used in Of Mice and Men

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to exaggerate an action
  • He took on the elaborate manner of little girls when they are mimicking one another. "Jus' wanted to feel that girl's dress- jus' wanted to pet it like it was a mouse— Well, how the hell did she know you jus' wanted to feel her dress? She jerks back and you hold on like it was a mouse."
    p. 11.6
elaborate = exaggerated
  • But Lennie made an elaborate pantomime of innocence.
    p. 8.8

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