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 Meanings and Examples of ELABORATE
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 a.  marked by complexity and richness of detail; done with care and in minute detail
Classic Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
1  Zeena, while he spoke, seemed to be following out some elaborate mental calculation.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  She knew that his elaborate gallantries and his florid speeches were all done with his tongue in his cheek.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  She wanted to delay her social activities until the day when the house was finished and she could emerge as the mistress of Atlanta's largest mansion, the hostess of the town's most elaborate entertainments.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
4  For Scarlett's housewarming, or "crush," as it was fashionable to call such evening parties, half-reception, half- ball, was by far the most elaborate affair Atlanta had ever seen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  For some time I've been intending to tell you to stop your elaborate pretenses and drink openly if you want to.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
6  The other guests were dispersing to take up the same existence in a different setting: some at Newport, some at Bar Harbour, some in the elaborate rusticity of an Adirondack camp.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
7  When she spied Mrs. McGanum or Mrs. Dyer ahead she crossed over with an elaborate pretense of looking at a billboard.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  On this hint, attempts have been made to construct elaborate migratory charts of the sperm whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
9  Alcee Arobin wrote Edna an elaborate note of apology, palpitant with sincerity.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
10  To his attentive audience he drew a loud and elaborate plan of a very brilliant campaign.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
11  The sergeant, taking note of this, gave pause to his elaborate history while he administered a sardonic comment.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
12  From the hearty way that both Thomas and his wife laughed at the joke I could see that it had done service before, and that the whole explanation was simply an elaborate sell.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
13  He described to me how he would whip such a boy as if he were unfolding some elaborate mystery.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AN ENCOUNTER
14  The preacher turned back each wide sleeve of his surplice with an elaborate large gesture and slowly surveyed the array of faces.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
15  A few weeks later, through the elaborate investigations of the Metropolitan police, the perambulator was discovered at midnight, standing by itself in a remote corner of Bayswater.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In THIRD ACT
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  You understand the situation; I needn't elaborate any further.
2  He said he had new evidence, but refused to elaborate any further.
3  This elaborate deception fooled his family for ages.
4  The police played an elaborate game of cat and mouse to trap him.
5  The heat had to be dissipated by elaborate cooling systems.
6  She adopted an elaborate disguise to help her pass through the town unrecognized.
7  Some animals perform elaborate mating rituals before they copulate.
8  It is an elaborate project that answers many purposes.
9  Fulton's strengths are in elaborate detail and delicate construction.
10  A seat in the stalls or in one of the elaborate boxes surrounding the horseshoe-shaped auditorium now costs nearly 700 pounds.
11  Surely she cannot truly like him; if she did, she need not coin her smiles so lavishly and manufacture airs so elaborate.
12  Orthodox Christian church often has elaborate steeple.
13  I developed an elaborate color scheme to help us pluck just the right card at that special moment to confound the opposing pair of debaters.
14  If I might just kind of carefulness, may I ask you elaborate a little bit more though.
15  The centerpiece is a boat ride through an elaborate interactive stage set of picturesque slums and their associated smells, to conjure up an illusion of real Victorian life - and misery.