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James tilted his head and scratched his neck vigorously, but not elegantly.

I was elegantly dressed, and wore my cross set with brilliants.

Elegantly dressed ushers were seating the people as they entered.

They are elegantly bound, and neatly packed in ornamental boxes.

It is a sacred thing and on this day the place in which it is kept is elegantly decorated.

It was well that there was not overmuch light, for they could not consume it elegantly.

He is no longer frivolously despairing and elegantly corrupt.

He was elegantly dressed, not over-dressed, and his movements were easy and graceful.

So, for the first time in her life she was able to be correctly and elegantly clad.

This Bashkir, however, was not in rags; he was elegantly attired.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French élégant (15c.), from Latin elegantem (nominative elegans) "choice, fine, tasteful," collateral form of present participle of eligere "select with care, choose." Elegans was originally a term of reproach, "dainty, fastidious;" the notion of "tastefully refined" emerged in classical Latin. Related: Elegantly.

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