Usage examples for elaborately

  1. She had learned, for instance, the necessity, in such circumstances, of eating as if it were an utterly indifferent matter, and yet of coming to one's meals dressed as elaborately as if one were on one's way to church. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  2. The words were hardly spoken when the topmost stone of an elaborately constructed pile near the slaves' house fell down with a loud clatter. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. The strict constitutional correctness of the principle elaborately and eloquently expounded to the peers by Lord Lyndhurst was unanimously admitted, and the precedent now set was followed, with the needful modification, when, ten years afterward, it became necessary to provide for the possibility of Queen Victoria dying during the minority of her heir. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  4. The curtains parted and a tall, elaborately jeweled woman swept across the carpet. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  5. The volume is elaborately illustrated and the pictures have been selected with the greatest care so as to show every aspect of this civilization, which alone disputes with that of Egypt, the fame of being the oldest in the world. – A Man's Hearth by Eleanor M. Ingram
  6. Or does he seem cold and elaborately superficial? – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  7. People under high emotional strain who can tell you just what they ought to feel, or who describe elaborately what they are feeling are usually " indeed exceeding calm." – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  8. The number of chambers was much greater than in Esmo's dwelling, the garden of the peristyle larger and more elaborately arranged, if not more beautiful. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  9. One was a fair man of five- and- thirty, rather stout, and elaborately dressed. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  10. A novelist in these days is handling an instrument, it may be said, the capacity of which has been very elaborately tested; and though in any particular case there may be good reason why its dramatic effects should not be exhausted- the subject may need none or few of them- yet it must be supposed that the novelist is aware of the faculties that he refuses. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  11. The picture, apparently, was a work of love, for the artist had taken immense pains with it; too much so, in fact, for the elaborately finished details threw the faces into the background, and the general effect was too flat. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  12. To the same region of speculation belongs all that can be said respecting the distinction which the German metaphysicians and their French and English followers so elaborately draw between the acts of the mind and its merely passive states; between what it receives from, and what it gives to, the crude materials of its experience. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  13. The rhythm also is elaborately constructed after a Greek model,- the model, not of Homer, but of the later poets who wrote in his metre. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  14. Even accumulated locomotives to the number of about fifty had been in some cases elaborately mutilated, or caught, and twisted out of all utility, by the devouring flames. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  15. In only one instance are the shafts anything but plain, and that is in the central window overlooking the entrance court, where they are elaborately twisted, and where also they start at the level of the floor within instead of standing on a low parapet. – Portuguese Architecture by Walter Crum Watson
  16. The flap was elaborately secured by many strings, tied with wonderful and fearful knots. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  17. Could the elaborately complete Gillespie outfit include candles? – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  18. However, she was seized with shyness, and as she had now finished the packing of her brushes and paints, and the young man had elaborately fastened all the straps of the portable easel and its case, there was nothing for him to do but to stoop unwillingly for his soft hat which was lying on the grass. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. I myself had come perhaps three hundred miles, and had accounted it a long, tiresome journey, notwithstanding I had been brought nearly all the way in a carriage elaborately contrived for comfort, and moving over iron rails. – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  20. Rowland listened to all this with a sort of feeling that fortune had played him an elaborately- devised trick. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James