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Key to Douglass’s speech was his elaboration of exactly how the Constitution enabled a President to thwart democracy.

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The FBI said without elaboration that it also recovered a document titled “Making Plastic Explosives from Bleach,” redacting the instructions in a photo exhibit.

Elaboration helps you combine new information with other things you know.

Lack of elaboration is a virus that continually infects the book, sometimes having a sickening effect on the reader.

It is neither the time nor the place to ask for elaboration.

These first two cases appear mainly as preamble, summarized without much elaboration.

Perhaps, he says without elaboration, "their recollections may be imperfect."

“The conspiracy laws are broad,” the official said without elaboration.

These changes take place slowly at first, and more rapidly as the organs fitted for the elaboration of its food are developed.

He was slow and fastidious in composition, and the poem suffered from over-elaboration.

The book pretended to be an elaboration of Dumarsais' essay on the Philosophe published in the Nouvelles liberts de penser, 1750.

Like Beowulf it is elaborate, but it is the elaboration of art rather than of feeling.

All this elaboration of elegance had fitting surroundings, and the case was worthy of its contents.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to elaboration, such as: amplification, comment, discussion, and explanation.

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