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elaborate
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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elaborate on your plan
Definition
add details or explain in detail
  • After Bailey learned definitely that I was his sister, he refused to call me Marguerite, but rather addressed me each time as "Mya Sister," and in later more articulate years, after the need for brevity had shortened the appellation to "My," it was elaborated into "Maya."
    p. 68.2

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  • I would like someone to elaborate on the subject for me.
    p. 216.2
  • We, or at any rate I, had built such elaborate fantasies about him and the illusory mother that seeing him in the flesh shredded my inventions like a hard yank on a paper chain.
    p. 54.1

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