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  • So hour after hour passed, through which, between vain attempts to sleep, I managed to wade through many pages of Rosny's Le Termite -- a not very cheerful proceeding, I must say, concerned as it is with the microscopic and over-elaborate recital of Noel Servaise's tortured nerves, bodily pains, and intellectual phantasma.

    CHAPTER XI

  • I fell into a trap that was common in the underground scene—full of artists trying to be over-elaborate and too deep, using words they had no idea about but sounded cool, spitting out grand words like OSMOSIS!

    Fallin’ Up

  • In Britain, the baroque had been associated with papal conspiracies and over-elaborate decoration.

    Borromini: the first architect

  • How, though, did he prepare for the shoot and avoid the pitfalls of so many royal portraits: the over-elaborate settings, the empty gaze, the cliched compositions?

    Thomas Struth: photos so complex 'you could look at them forever'

  • With Warhammer the world-building has already been done, and over the past 30 years has undergone a bit of remodeling and reconstruction, leaving authors free to concentrate on telling a great story rather than having to invent over-elaborate magic systems, royal lineages, and economic models.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Christian Dunn on Black Library's New Print on Demand Book Line

  • There are demands for the chemical fumigation of the entire second floor, but that does seem a little over-elaborate.

    Diary

  • "I have seen, the plan, majesty; it is over-elaborate and unnecessary."

    The Sky Writer

  • And it is, on one level, a really over-elaborate literary game.

    Legendary Comics Writer Alan Moore on Superheroes, The League, and Making Magic

  • But a series of over-elaborate sight gags and laboriously conceived comic routines are not quite the same as a coherent script, and consequently the film seems thin gruel.

    GreenCine Daily: Mr Bean's Holiday.

  • Whats more, people who design programs seem to have little experience of how absurdly over-elaborate they often are in general use.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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