ELEGANT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ELEGANT
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elegant
 a.  refined and tasteful in style or behavior
Classic Sentence: (162 in 11 pages)
1  They entered a very plain house, for the door was only of silver, and the ceilings were only of gold, but wrought in so elegant a taste as to vie with the richest.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVIII
2  He was well formed, though rather short in stature, elegant, graceful, intelligent; the whole of the first portion of his life had been devoted to the world and to gallantry.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—M. MYRIEL
3  This displacement, which places the "elegant" name on the plebeian and the rustic name on the aristocrat, is nothing else than an eddy of equality.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—FIRST SKETCH OF TWO UNPREPOSSESSING FIGURES
4  He uttered coarse speeches, obscenities, and filth with a certain tranquillity and lack of astonishment which was elegant.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—LUC-ESPRIT
5  My dear fellow, then in order to please her, you must be elegant, and produce effects with your knees.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
6  Finding that he was handsome, he desired to be elegant: now, the height of elegance is idleness; idleness in a poor man means crime.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—BABET, GUEULEMER, CLAQUESOUS, AND MONTPARNASS...
7  It was a small note, folded and sealed with a woman's elegant care.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER VII—GAVROCHE AS A PROFOUND CALCULATOR OF DISTANCE...
8  He furnished this chamber with a multitude of elegant trifles.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE TWO OLD MEN DO EVERYTHING, EACH ONE AFTER ...
9  At thirty-five, which was then his age, he passed, with just title, for the handsomest gentleman and the most elegant cavalier of France or England.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 12 GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
10  In fact, it required all the courage which he concealed beneath his elegant form and polished manners to bear him so far.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 20 THE JOURNEY
11  He was in a most elegant hunting costume; and Monsieur and the other nobles were dressed like him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 22 THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON
12  A table, which had been covered with an elegant supper, was overturned.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 24 THE PAVILION
13  No news had been received of them; only a letter, all perfumed and of an elegant writing in small characters, had come for Aramis.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 25 PORTHOS
14  de Treville, the elegant and noble courtier, Athos in his most cheerful days might advantageously sustain a comparison.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS
15  An elegant carriage waited below, and as it was drawn by two excellent horses, they were soon at the Place Royale.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  We beg your acceptance of this elegant thimble.
2  Among jumbo jets, Concorde always looked astonishingly small; its slim elegant lines still the most stylish in the airport.
3  The giant redwoods and high cliffs dwarf the elegant Ahwahnee Hotel, making it appear a modest lodge rather than an imposing hostelry.
4  Although it looks old and worn, the interior is all about contemporary shapes and elegant furnishings.
5  This elegant, 19th-century chateau has a total of some 800 square meters, over 4 floors.
6  Compared to the sophisticated young ladies in their elegant gowns, tomboyish Jo felt gauche and out of place.
7  With large ground to wall windows, a sprawling living room, a ravishing indoor pool and 2 main bedrooms - all are designed in the most elegant way possible.
8  The elegant actor is particularly good in roles that require suavity and sophistication.
9  A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellence of heart.
10  Patricia looked beautiful and elegant as always.
11  He looked like a miniature version of his handsome and elegant big brother.
12  The building is a showpiece of elegant design.
13  She has become a grotesque parody of her former elegant self.
14  Be elegant and with nice personality.
15  With its elegant, arcing facades and neatly manicured private garden, Egerton Crescent is rich in the hallmarks of affluence and exclusivity you'd expect from Britain's priciest street.