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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIGH-WROUGHT

She understood not his high-wrought scruples, his self-deluding belief.

It is fine as a poem: it is finer as a piece of high-wrought eloquence.

Our author is not true to nature—he is extravagant, high-wrought.

These principles were not flashes of a high-wrought imagination; they were practical.

But this high-wrought brilliancy, this unceasing point, soon fatigue.

The death of Wallenstein does not cause tears; but it is perhaps the most high-wrought scene of the play.

Nothing in all history has approached the high-wrought intensity and brilliancy of the political life of Athens.

An expression of high-wrought energy, mingled with uneasiness, sat on the faces of the ministers.

He lacked altogether the fire, high-wrought nobility of sentiment, and sense of form essential for tragic art.

The author proceeds to depicture our present condition in the high-wrought strains common to his party.

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