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elaborate
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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elaborate on your plan
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add details or explain in detail
  • The rest of the epic elaborates it, describing the kinds of immortality Gilgamesh tries for and misses—eternal youth, lasting fame, and so on.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (86% in)

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  • A kind of poetry naturally suited to elaborate description and oration and hymnic address, symbolic dreams, and armings.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (83% in)
  • For all his elaborate show of indifference, for all his clowning, his play-acting, his sometimes arrogant, sometimes mysteriously gentle defiance and mocking of both prisoners and guards, he sweated prodigiously, throughout his stay, from what must have been nervousness.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (1% in)
  • Will's voice was Hodge's (Will Sr's) own, but the tone and the elaborate verbiage came from Will's mother, the former Mrs. Hodge Sr, whom Hodge had spent most of his adult lifetime pitying, hating, and—for reasons unfathomable to him—fearing.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (5% in)
  • On the minister's tiered dais stood three high-backed chairs, old and dignified, and hanging above the chairs an elaborately ornamented lamp, not burning tonight although it was a symbol, Clumly had somewhere heard, of some kind of everlasting fire.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (34% in)
  • While the Hebrews moved from place to place with their sheep, turning green meadows into enormous deserts, indifferent as any intellectual to earth, the Mesopotamian peoples studied it, toyed with it, experimented with it as elaborately as they experimented with, for instance, sex.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (54% in)
  • On the pulpit, where the Bible should be, he found a box elaborately wrapped in a small iron chain.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (99% in)
  • He came to a peculiar, elaborately wrought concrete portal—columns on each side, statuary (armless figures in attitudes of greed, agony, debauched pleasure: a naked leering fat man, at his feet young girls, also naked, looking up with expressions of mingled delight and disgust—in all this nothing shocking, Clumly felt, nothing out of the ordinary), around the bases of the statues bits of broken glass, a hubcap, a bleeding hand.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (18% in)
  • Some were far back from the road, indifferent to winter, set on the crowns of hills above driveways that would be impassable after the first of December; some were log cabins with elaborate extensions—new sections of tarpaper or asbestos shingles; one was no bigger than a large doghouse, a scale model of a real house but in fact a toy, like the houses set up on the Blind School lawns at Christmas—but there were people inside and a man sitting on a rocker on the porch, his bent head...
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (42% in)
  • A technique made up of careful segmentation, with elaborate echoing, repeating and counterpointing, with texture enriched still more by rare and artificial words.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (83% in)

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