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  • n. The state or condition of being baroque.

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  • n. elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century


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  • As a writer who since my teenaged days has had one foot in the Spanish world, that is, Spain, whose art, architecture and writing, has always included multiple highways and byways -- an innate baroqueness -- I am used to this muchness.

    Barbara Probst Solomon: Larry Rivers After Crossing His Delaware

  • Verizon's offerings occupy a special category of bureaucratic baroqueness.

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  • I can admire Avram Davidson for his baroqueness, and Hemingway for his plainness and Cormac McCarthy for both at different times in his career, but they were/are all capable of balancing the explicit and the implicit to achieve a desired effect.

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  • Schlegel, placing Leibniz "among the greatest masters" of a "thoroughly material wit," describes his manner of writing and thinking as falling between science, philosophy, and poetry: "The most important scientific discoveries are bon mots of this sort — are so because of the surprising contingency of their origin, the unifying source of their thought, and the baroqueness of their casual expression ....

    Club Monad

  • And a few other odds and ends that aren’t mentioned much: It shouldn’t have any unnecessary protuberances or baroqueness.

    Shermer and Dembski in Bridgewater - The Panda's Thumb


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