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used in 1776

3 uses
  • All at once the whole of Brooklyn and its elaborate defenses were theirs for the taking and the rebels were on the run.
    p. 192.0
  • He learned to dance—Virginians loved to dance and he was no exception—and he learned to comport himself in the elaborately polite society of the day with perfect manners and polish.
    p. 44.9
  • THE PREPARATIONS were elaborate and mammoth in scale, and Washington threw himself into the effort, demanding that not an hour be lost.
    p. 88.0

There are no more uses of "elaborate" in 1776.

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