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.
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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight 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 HugoContext Highlight 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 DumasContext Highlight 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.
11 He was in a most elegant hunting costume; and Monsieur and the other nobles were dressed like him.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 22 THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON
12 A table, which had been covered with an elegant supper, was overturned.
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.
14 de Treville, the elegant and noble courtier, Athos in his most cheerful days might advantageously sustain a comparison.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight 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 DumasContext Highlight In 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH