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embellish
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2 uses
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Definition
make something more attractive or interesting by adding to it
  • You have shown your relish for it by the enthusiasm which has prompted you to chronicle, and, if you will excuse my saying so, somewhat to embellish so many of my own little adventures.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (3% in)
  • It is pleasant to me to observe, Watson, that you have so far grasped this truth that in these little records of our cases which you have been good enough to draw up, and, I am bound to say, occasionally to embellish, you have given prominence not so much to the many causes célèbres and sensational trials in which I have figured but rather to those incidents which may have been trivial in themselves, but which have given room for those faculties of deduction and of logical synthesis...
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (1% in)

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