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  • Embellishing court dress and work clothes, it even became a feature of suites of armor.

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  • Embellishing court dress and work clothes, it even became a feature of suites of armor.

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  • Embellishing details of the story so that you look good is tempting.

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  • Embellishing the face of China, and thereby enhancing the prestige of its rulers, required something better, a painstakingly idealized hyper-real, and whether that required trickery or deception, so be it.

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  • Embellishing the message was a "photo" of Colorado governor's Bill Ritter planting a kiss on another man.

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  • Embellishing your past compensation to generate a higher offer when negotiating with employers is another strategy that can backfire.

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  • Embellishing a religious text with red letters notes, marginal symbols, above all, directions to the pious is rubrication, from the Latin rubricare, which means “to color red.”

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  • Embellishing a religious text with red letters notes, marginal symbols, above all, directions to the pious is rubrication, from the Latin rubricare, which means “to color red.”

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  • Embellishing the report with pictures, it was clear that what the students said as top-notch towns and cities ‘spoke a thousand words’.

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  • Embellishing and elaborating the stories contained in the first four books of the Torah, they wove together regional variations of the stories of the patriarchs, placing the adventures of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in a world strangely reminiscent of the seventh centuryBCEand emphasizing the dominance of Judah over all Israel.

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