1 An ancient Hawaiian war-club or spear-paddle, in its full multiplicity and elaboration of carving, is as great a trophy of human perseverance as a Latin lexicon.
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2 It was almost as serious and elaborately thought out as the plans of march made by great generals in time of war.
3 When she found the entire fence white-washed, and not only whitewashed but elaborately coated and recoated, and even a streak added to the ground, her astonishment was almost unspeakable.
4 Now appeared Joe Harper, as airily clad and elaborately armed as Tom.
5 He walked on across the hall with Dixon, leaving Cranly to take leave elaborately of the dwarf.
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6 So the lad was looking rather sulky, as with listless fingers he turned over the pages of an elaborately illustrated edition of Manon Lescaut that he had found in one of the book-cases.
7 It was a small Chinese box of black and gold-dust lacquer, elaborately wrought, the sides patterned with curved waves, and the silken cords hung with round crystals and tasselled in plaited metal threads.
8 Its second rising displayed a more elaborately prepared scene than the last.
9 She sought to be sensible; she elaborately explained to herself that it was hysterical to condemn Gopher Prairie because it did not foam over the drama.
10 Such an elaborately developed, perplexing, exciting dream was certainly never dreamed by a girl in Eustacia's situation before.
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11 Zeena, while he spoke, seemed to be following out some elaborate mental calculation.
12 She knew that his elaborate gallantries and his florid speeches were all done with his tongue in his cheek.
13 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.
14 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.
15 For some time I've been intending to tell you to stop your elaborate pretenses and drink openly if you want to.