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- 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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